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15/08/2013 | Counterpoint track played on BBC Radio 3

My clarinet transcription of the Sarabande from Partita No. 2 by Bach has been featured on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction programme

To purchase a copy of Counterpoint, click here

 

31/07/2013 | Another Country played on WNYC New York Public Radio

The ”New Sounds” programme from WNYC has played Another Country from my new album, Counterpoint.  Click here to listen to the show.

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29/07/2013 | Great Counterpoint Review for RTE Lyric FM

Paddy Kehoe has reviewed my album, Counterpoint, for RTE Lyric FM in Dublin.  In it he describes my version of Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint as a “masterful interpretation [which] suitably highlights that lyrical side in the opening bars, before proceeding merrily on through the repetitive, music-box perkiness of the work, which swells and diminishes polyphonically throughout.”

To read the full review, click here

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01/07/2013 | Counterpoint Album Released on Ergodos Records

My first solo album has been released on Ergodos Records!  The three-track disc features Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly’s Another Country, as well as a transcription of Bach’s Sarabandefrom Partita No. 2 in D Minor. 

The album can be purchased from Ergodos Records and downloaded from iTunes

 

04/06/2013 | Culture File Interview on RTE Lyric FM

As part of the build-up to my upcoming concerto performance in Dublin, RTE Lyric FM has broadcast an interview in which I talk about Mozart, the basset clarinet, and my late teacher/mentor, Alan Hacker.  To listen, click here

 

30/05/2013 | Interview in the Journal of Music

I have been interviewed for the Journal of music about my upcoming concerto performance in Dublin.  In it, I talk about working with my good friend, the composer Garrett Sholice.  To read the full article, click here

 

20/05/2013 | Interview with Garrett Sholdice

Composer Garrett Sholdice talks about working on his new basset clarinet concerto, Am Obersee, the premiere of which I will be giving in Dublin next month. To listen, click here

 

01/05/2013 | New Basset Clarinet Concerto in Dublin

On 7th June, I will be performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto as well as a new Basset Clarinet Concerto by my good friend Garrett Sholdice.  The new concerto, entitled Am Obersee, is written for the same forces as the Mozart from which Garrett also derived his inspiration.  The concert takes place in Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin and more information can be found here

 

18/04/2012 | New Album from Monty Adkins

My playing features on the new album from Monty Adkins.  Entitled Four Shibusa, it has already received critical acclaim and received radio broadcast worldwide!

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15/08/11 - Video of ICMC 2011 Performance



Video of my performance of Alex Harker's Fluence at the recent ICMC conference at the University of Huddersfield. My recording of the piece is available on Ergodos Records


06/08/11 - New Record Releases



As well as my new recording of New York Counterpoint, available from iTunes, my recording of Alexander Harker's Fluence is now available for download from Ergodos Records


27/07/11 - Debut Release



Available from the 28th of July will be Jonathan's new recording of Steve Reich's New York Counterpoint. Released by Ergodos Records it will be available on iTunes and through the Ergodos website. To download from iTunes click here.


10/01/11 - New Pages Added

I've added two new pages to my website. Recordings of my playing can now be found on the music page, and press details are on the reviews page.


White Rose Trio



Formed by clarinettists Jonathan Sage, Sarah Watts and Heather Roche, the White Rose Clarinet Trio provides entertainment for weddings, functions and private parties and already has bookings into 2010. The aim is to give an alternative to the traditional string quartet and repertoire includes music by Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Krommer.

The trio can be contacted at: white.rose.trio@googlemail.com
Click here to visit our website


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