Elegy - In Memoriam Stephen Lawrence, recorded with London Mozart Players
Oh Freedom - commissioned by Baroness Lola Young, performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra for the International Freedom and Culture Conference, Southbank Centre, London.
Incantation: To Seasons of Promise - a fanfare commissioned by Leicester City Council and the Philharmonia Orchestra to open the orchestra’s concert season in De Montfort Hall, Leicester. The premiere was given by Lief Segerstam and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Lost Chords, Unsung Songs - a specially created recital of Art songs, Chamber music for violin and piano, plus piano solos by composers from the Harlem Renaissance: including William Grant Still, Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, Undine Smith Moore, Hall Johnson, Betty Jackson- King and others. This project was selected for the national Decibel Showcase hosted by the Arts Council of England at the CBSO Centre, touring across the country to finish in the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre, London. Also performed this recital in the Open University Concert series.
A Dream of peace for our time - commissioned by Orchestra of the Swan for Armistice Day
Satta Massagana - arranged for Black Voices - Living Consciously Album
Contributing expert to The Trumpet Shall Sound - BBC Radio 4 - presented by jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph.
Perspectives: What’s Yours? with Sinfonia ViVA - Artistic director and conductor, exploring orchestral classical scores by composers of African Descent, including Adolphus Hailstork, George Walker, Le Chevalier de JJO Meude Monpas, Fela Sowande, Le Chevalier de Saint Georges and Ignatius Sancho. Invited to give an interview Karen Morgan of ITV.
Contributing writer to The New Oxford Companion to Black British History - published by Oxford University Press, which was launched at the House of Lords.
Clore Leadership Short Course: where the learning experience was provided in a residential setting.
Transitions: Classical Music from the African Diaspora - Recital - Maxine Franklin (Piano), Faye Clinton (Cello) and Philip Herbert (Piano).
Jury Member for The Voice of Black Opera Competition, along with Grace Bumbry, Antony Negus, and Julian Joseph, broadcast live for BBC Radio 3.
Guest speaker at ‘The Creative Case for Diversity’, seminar hosted for the Arts Council of England by Mainstream Partnership in Leicester.
Guest Panelist - invited by Gillian Moore CBE Head of Classical Music at the South Bank Centre, with Candace Allan, Scott Stroman, chaired by Paul Gambaccini - discussing music by ‘Invisible Men’ in the music festival .....‘the rest is noise’ at the South Bank Centre.
BBC Radio In Tune interview with Suzi Klein - with a live performance of ‘Courante’ from the Suite for Solo Steel Pan and Strings, given by Timescale Ensemble and Steel Pan Soloist, Samuel Dubois.
Awarded - The Arts Prize, by the African Caribbean Citizens Forum in Leicester, sponsored by the City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby and the Spinney Hill Community Meeting.
Ballare: To Dance - commissioned for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the East Midlands, celebrating internationalism and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games for which Pawlet Brookes, Artistic Director of Serendipity UK was the Creative Producer. It takes audiences on a musical journey around the world, crossing the African Diaspora, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, India and Spain with a colourful soundscape of classical music scores, seasoned with strong world music flavours. In this programme two new works were featured, including a Suite for Solo Steel Pan and Strings which was modelled on the Baroque dance suite, but reinvented to include contemporary dances from the Caribbean and further afield within the African Diaspora. The other new work was entitled, Mantra for an Athlete which connects with the sound world of India, fused with strains of music from the Western world and was inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Timescale Ensemble, formed of leaders and section principals from the major orchestras such as the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Berlin Staadkapell Opera Orchestra, as well as established soloists, performed in this project. Lee Payne (of Sky TV’s Got to Dance) added his nimble footwork to the score, as another layer of percussion to the performance.
Guest at an evening hosted by HRH Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at St. James’s Palace - celebrating the achievements and contributions that Caribbean people have made to life in Britain.
Invited Guest - to present ‘Courante’ from the Suite for Solo Steel Pan and Strings, at the 30 Years Independence Celebrations at the St Kitts/Nevis Embassy in London by His Excellency Dr. Kevin Isaacs.
Dr Eric Eustace Williams TC - The Father of Our Nation - Tribute Concert, Accompanist to Ronald Samms (Tenor) and Faye Clinton (‘Cello).