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.


Bagatelles by the Sea

Clarinetist C. Winfield Swarr and pianist Hiroko Miyake Dutton are performing the Five Bagatelles, within a programme of classical sonatas, on 9th March in Westport, Connecticut. The performance is at the Westport Library  at 2pm and admission is free.

On the radio…

We have just heard from Simon Jarvis about a radio broadcast in UK on 13th February. He will be introducing a performance of Gerald’s Five Bagatelles on Radio 3 at 7.35am with Clemency Burton-Hill as part of the Breakfast show, which features the Best of British music playlist. The programme starts at 6.30am so tune in

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In Terra Pax – London and New York

At this Christmas time, Finzi’s In Terra Pax is being performed in two of the world’s greatest cities. First it’s the turn of London on 14th December, when the the Nonsuch Singers Chamber Choir include it in their selection of Christmas pieces at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square. This is followed on 17th December in Carnegie Hall, when

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Australian premiere

December 1st sees Requiem da Camera performed for the first time in Australia “This, our last concert of the year is a unique event. Alongside Faure’s much loved Requiem we will be presenting the Australian premiere of Gerald Finzi’s rarely performed Requiem da Camera with orchestra.” says the director of the Sydney-based Coro Innominata chamber choir.

Finzi on Classic showcase

Finzi’s music is to be showcased on UK radio station Classic FM on Friday, June 14, as Jane Jones presents the second of two programmes showcasing some extraordinary, little-heard music from famous and not-so-well-known English composers.

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Finzi’s Classic FM hat trick has received an interesting email from Gordon Thompson, who writes:

You may know that, in the recent Hall of Fame countdown of 300 pieces on Classic FM, Gerald had three entries – which is a remarkable achievement for a composer often perceived to be one with a low(ish) public profile.

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Nigel Finzi: a rare recording

A recording of Gerald’s son, the late Nigel Finzi, playing Sunset by Makoto Kammoto has emerged and the Finzi family are delighted to make it available via SoundCloud.

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Finzi at the English Music Festival

The English Music Festival (EMF) has announced its programme for the 2013 event – including a performance of Finzi’s God Is Gone Up in Dorchester Abbey on May 26.

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Acclaim for world premieres

The English Music Festival (EMF) is a good friend to the music of Finzi, so we were delighted to hear that its latest CD release has received a double four-star rating in BBC Music Magazine.

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Tribute to Finzi

We’ve received a lovely email from Finzi fan Aiesha Bonneau, who recently discovered the delights of Gerald’s music.

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