Alastair Penman’s new album announced

Alastair Penman saxophone

Alastair Penman is delighted to release his third album, Soar, which is his first release with pianist Jonathan Pease and the first on his new label, Meadowbank Music.

Following on from Electric Dawn (Sospiro Records) and Do You Hear Me? (Sospiro Records), which were praised by critics as “surpassingly beautiful”, “undoubtedly brilliant” and “damn good music”, Soar sees Penman taking a new path alongside duo partner Jonathan Pease. Soar features much-loved works for saxophone and piano as well as more recent additions to the repertoire, including the title track, Soar, composed by Penman. The repertoire spans over 150 years, yet all of the pieces are brought together by their use of melody and the way they allow the saxophone to sing, soaring over the landscape created by the piano.

Alastair Penman and Jonathan Pease first met in 2007 whilst studying at the University of Cambridge and have since collaborated in many guises. They first performed as a saxophone and piano duo in 2018 and have given countless recitals in the UK and further afield.

Alastair is Professor of Saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is a City Music Foundation Artist, Park Lane Group Artist, BBC Introducing Artist, Live Music Now Artist and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Alastair is a performing artist for Henri Selmer Paris and Vandoren UK. Jonathan is much in demand as an accompanist and musical director, as well as being a prolific composer. He has worked with groups including Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera, Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Spitalfields Music, Opera Holland Park, Orpheus Sinfonia, Devon Opera and Opera Anywhere. He also conducts the East London Evensong Choir and Aldersbrook Community Choir.

Soar is available to pre-order now.

Hailed as a “pioneering instrumentalist and writer” and praised for his “surpassingly beautiful music” and “undoubtedly brilliant mind”, British saxophonist Alastair Penman is a dynamic and versatile performer and composer, presenting contemporary music in new and exciting ways.


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