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My Summer Reading: Percussionist Colin Currie | reviews, news & interviews

My Summer Reading: Percussionist Colin Currie

My Summer Reading: Percussionist Colin Currie

The trailblazing musician picks his top summer reads

Colin Currie bangs the drum for Elif Sharif, Alex Ross and JG FarrellMarco Borggrave

Third in line to share their summer reading selection with theartsdesk is Colin Currie (b 1976), the leading percussionist of his generation. A driving force behind new percussion repertoire for more than a decade, in 2000 Currie was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award for his inspirational role in contemporary music and is in the unique position of being the only instrumentalist to enjoy close collaborative relationships with many of the leading composers of today, notably Rautavaara, Steve Reich and Elliott Carter

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Colin Currie's recital in Presteigne in 2008 was one of the most extraordinary and spellbinding concerts I've ever attended. This year's Presteigne Festival starts next week.

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