The Harwich Festival of the Arts would like to thank The RVW Trust (http://www.rvwtrust.org.uk/) for its support for the Harwich Festival 2015.
The RVW Trust is one of the most significant sources in the UK of funding for contemporary and recent British music. The trust was established by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) in 1956 and it continues to fulfill the purposes he intended. It is with the support of the RVW Trust that The Harwich Festival was able to commission the composition of ‘Gemini’ by former Harwich Festival Artistic director Diana Burrell and its subsequent world premier performance by Jane Chapman – Harpsichord on Sunday 5th July as part of the Harwich Festival 2015.
Jane Chapman will be performing ‘Gemini’ at Turner Sim, Southampton, in November 2015 and will be recording the piece in 2016. Jane was thrilled with the opportunity to play the piece and has said that she will now play it many times in addition to those laid out above.