Colin Currie

Percussion

COLIN Currie

Championing new music at the highest level, Colin Currie is the soloist of choice for many of today’s foremost composers and performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.

Highlights of the 2018/19 season include the world premiere of Helen Grime’s Percussion Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Marin Alsop in January 2019, followed by the US premiere with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra later that month. 2018/19 also sees the launch of the Currie’s new percussion quartet, Colin Currie Quartet, and appearances in their debut season include the NCPA Beijing, Wigmore Hall and East Neuk Festival.

A dynamic and adventurous soloist, Currie’s unrivalled commitment to commissioning and creating new music was recognised by the Royal Philharmonic Society who awarded him the 2015 Instrumentalist Award. Currie has premiered works by a multitude of composers, and in the coming seasons will premiere new works by Steve Reich and Andy Akiho. Currie is Artist in Association at London’s Southbank Centre and performs widely with his dynamic ensemble the Colin Currie Group, formed in 2006, specialising in the music of Steve Reich.

In October 2017 Currie launched Colin Currie Records, in conjunction with LSO Live, as a platform for his diverse projects, celebrating the extraordinary developments for percussion music over the past century.