News Archive 2020
Prof Piers Hellawell's latest CD collection is listed among The Times/Sunday Times Best Albums 2020
Composer and Professor of Composition Piers Hellawell’s latest CD collection, ‘Up By The Roots’, is listed among The Times/Sunday Times Best Albums, the critics’ choices for 2020.
Up By The Roots takes its title from the 2016 collaboration with poet Sinéad Morrissey that opens the disc, a work described by the Sunday Times as ‘investing its piano-trio medium with tremendous force’. Supported by funding sources in Queen’s and by a Major Individual Award from ACNI, the work collects five large-scale works by Hellawell from the last decade – among which Wild Flow, for orchestra, was premiered by the Ulster Orchestra at the 2016 BBC Proms.