Chers Amis

Date of composition
150 Seconds
String quartet

Part of Nouvelles Études, 14 pieces inspired by György Ligeti's Études for piano, as part of the 2023 celebrations for the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Generously supported by Britten Pears Arts, BBC Radio 3, Bourgie Hall, the Vaughan Williams Foundation, and private donations.

First performed in 2023 at the Aldeburgh Festival.

Galamb Borong (my designated Étude) loosely translates as 'melancholic pigeon' in Hungarian.  A Google rabbit hole led me to Cher Ami, a WWI hero carrier pigeon who was awarded the Croix de Guerre.  However, truth be told, this piece is inspired by my Dear Friends in the Ligeti Quartet.

Events for this work

June 2023