Hailed as “the world’s finest and most daring percussionist” (The Spectator, 2013) and championing new music at the highest level, Currie is the soloist of choice for many of today’s foremost composers, performing regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.
Currie has premiered works by composers such as Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, HK Gruber, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Rolf Wallin and Kurt Schwertsik. Looking ahead, in the coming seasons Currie will premiere new works by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Harrison Birtwistle and Andy Akiho.
Currie is Artist in Association at London’s Southbank Centre, where he was the focus of the major percussion festival Metal Wood Skin in 2014.
Highlights of the 2016/17 season included the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Percussion Concerto with Marin Alsop and the Britten-Pears Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall, and a series of solo recitals including Washington, Princeton, Boston and Glasgow. Currie also made his debut with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, performing MacMillan’s Veni, Veni, Emmanuel with Manfred Honeck conducting.
Currie’s dynamic percussion ensemble, the Colin Currie Group, was formed in 2006 to celebrate the music of Steve Reich and made its five-star debut at the BBC Proms. Since then, with Reich’s personal endorsement Currie and his ensemble have taken on the role of ambassadors of Reich’s work Drumming, which they have performed at many venues and festivals internationally.
The Scene of the Crime | Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 pm, Palladium Malmö Read more
Signs, Waves, Heat | Wednesday, September 20, 9:00 pm, Klubb Krinolin at Grand Öl & Mat Read more
Moment and Eternity | Friday, September 22, 9:00 pm, St Petri Church Read more
Rites and Tales | Saturday, September 23, 6:00 pm, Palladium Malmö Read more