Born in Ayr. Rory Boyle was a chorister at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, and studied composition with Frank Spedding at the RSAMD, as well as piano, organ, clarinet and conducting. A Caird Travelling Scholarship enabled him to continue his studies with Lennox Berkeley in London.

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Feb
11
Sun
Rory Boyle: Reeling @ Prince Michael Hall, Dean Close School, Cheltenham
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm

Robert Saxton – Invocation, Dance and Meditation

Arvo Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel

Edwin Roxburgh – Monologue

Rory Boyle – Reeling

Huw Watkins – Fantasy

Howard Blake – Prelude from Benedictus

Takemitsu – A Bird came down the Walk

Thomas Adès – Darkness Visible

Robert Hugill – Three pieces from the Book

of Common Prayer

Paul Patterson – Elegiac Blues

Recognised for her qualities as a soloist and chamber musician, Rosalind Ventris is emerging as one of the most sought-after young violists internationally, receiving five prizes at the 2013 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. James Willshire also performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician, and appears regularly at the major UK concert halls.

Mar
14
Wed
Rory Boyle: Di Tre Re e Io @ Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm

Fraser Langton clarinet | Rosalind Ventris viola | James Willshire piano

Francaix Trio for clarinet, viola and piano | Mozart Keglestatt Trio | Rory Boyle Di tre re ed io

Trio Dramatis are an exciting and committed ensemble who have commissioned the Rory Boyle work being played today. It’s worth forming an ensemble just to be able to play Mozart’s wonderful Kegelstatt Trio, and composers such as Schumann and Bruch also wrote for the medium. The repertoire has vastly expanded in the 20th century, and the Boyle piece (the title means ‘Three Ds and me’, which might give you a clue as to the theme!) is varied and exciting, with very rapid interactions between the instruments while remaining emotionally powerful and not difficult to follow. The trio have recorded this piece on a Rory Boyle disc, and it’s definitely worth checking out. Francaix provides his usual mix of lively French frivolity with mildly twisted harmonies to set the recital off to a fizzing start.

Jul
6
Fri
Rory Boyle: Tales from the Marsh
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm

BBC Singers, conducted by Michael Bawtree

Programme to feature Tales from the Marsh by Rory Boyle

Nov
23
Fri
Rory Boyle: 3 Faces in the Crowd @ Ledger Recital Room, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm

Programme to include Rory Boyle – 3 Faces in The Crowd (Piano Trio No. 3)

The Rembrandt Trio