Lachlan Skipworth will compose a new sonata for flute and piano to be performed and recorded by Andrew Nicholson with pianist Adam Pinto. Nicholson’s international renown stems from his performances as orchestral principal and soloist with a wide range of international orchestras. Skipworth’s reputation continues to grow on the back of him winning Australia’s top composition prizes and ongoing performances of his music by leading national and international musicians.
Despite the industry fall-out of the Covid-19 crisis, this project benefits from an increased collaborative potential. Without regular concerts, Nicholson and Skipworth can enjoy the space to take a “deep-dive” into the specifics of writing for flute. While the flute features prominently in Skipworth’s solo, chamber and orchestral music, this chance to explore its absolute technical and expressive limits is both exciting and potentially very rewarding.
The Flute Sonata will enjoy a musical language that is virtuosic, emotive, and decidedly vibrant. Nicholson’s performance will be of the utmost precision and musicality, and his guidance during the composition process offers to channel the work into a form that is exciting for flautists around the world.