Gerald Finzi

Welcome to the official Gerald Finzi website - and a direct link to Gerald's family. If you're planning to perform any of Finzi's work in the near future, or have any Finzi-related news, please let us know through the contact page on this site and we'll make sure it receives due prominence here. If you're looking for news of upcoming concerts featuring Finzi's music, please click here to go to our events calendar.


Dies Natalis in Canada

Bronwyn Thies-Thompson sings Dies Natalis in the Winter Concert of The strings of St John’s in Somerset West Ottawa Canada on March 3rd. The concert will also include works by Elgar and Resphigi. For more details visit

Finzi on Radio 3

Timothy Orpen will be performing the Clarinet Concerto On Wednesday 1st March with the Royal Northern Sinfonia live on BBC Radio 3. Says Orpen “Finzi has always been one of my favourite composers and I’m looking forward to playing this masterpiece.”

Hawaii garlands

Jeremy Wong performed Finzi’s “Let us garlands bring,” along with Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel” and a few of the Britten folk song arrangements in a faculty recital at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on January 21st, 2017. Says Wong “I am so excited to perform Finzi’s amazing song cycle. I am particularly smitten

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Lovers of the Clarinet Concerto

Leeds audiences had a treat with the performance of the Clarinet Concerto during Valentine’s week. The City of London Sinfonia performed Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto at Leeds Town Hall on 18th February, featuring clarinettist Michael Collins.

Aloha Hawaii…In Terra Pax

A seasonal message from afar from Timothy Carney, musical director “We are performing In Terra Pax this weekend with the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble and Sara Stejskal, soprano, and Buz Tennent, baritone. Saturday, December 17 and Sunday December 18, in our twenty-fifth Annual Christmas Concerts. I have performed the piece twice before in Hawaii, once

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Amazing achievement for 16 year old

This week we received news that 16 year old Emily Watson-Breeze is playing the Finzi Clarinet Concerto with Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra at 7.30pm on Saturday 15th at The Galtres Centre, Easingwold, North Yorkshire and at 3.30pm on Sunday 16th October in Constance Green Hall, Harrogate. For the past two years she has been a pupil

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Eclogue in Australia

On 26th September this year, students and friends of the Suzuki Violin Studio of Sarah Walters performed Eclogue with Australian organist/pianist and composer Calvin Bowman at the Ballarat Art Gallery in Victoria, Australia. Says Sarah Walters “The students and I find this one of the most breathtakingly beautiful pieces of music we have ever heard

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Five Bagatelles – by candelight

Finzi’s Five Bagatelles will be performed at the Chobham Festival in Surrey, as part of an ‘English Music by Candlelight’ concert on Tuesday, September 27. The venue is St Lawrence’s Church.

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Clarinet concerto on original instrument

This month sees the Clarinet Concerto played in Teddington on 18th June, using the same model of clarinet as it was originally played on. Says clarinettist Tony Lamb “I feel a a particular affinity for this piece, because it was first played by Frederick Thurston, one of whose pupils was my own teacher, Sidney Fell.

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New instrumental arrangement and recording

Aurora Orchestra and Amy Dickson have released a new Decca album of works by Gerald Finzi marking the 60th anniversary of the composer’s death.

It has been received with great enthusiasm …

“Finzi’s own compositions, several presented here in new arrangements by such as Paul Mealor and Mike Sheppard, seem to preserve a quintessentially British

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