Nico Muhly recording for Decca Classics announced

7th October 2010

29-year-old Nico Muhly can lay convincing claim to being the most talked-about young composer on the planet just now. Later this month Aurora will visit Snape to record his works for chamber orchestra, including Seeing is Believing, the electric violin concerto commissioned by Aurora and Leader Thomas Gould. For a taste of what’s in store have a listen to the selection of live recordings from 2008 posted on the New Yorker website, which include the composer’s haunting arrangements of two motets by William Byrd. Look out for the new recording on Decca Classics in 2011.

Here’s Nico recording in Bethnal Green recently with Jónsi…