Jeremy Patterson, one of Birmingham’s most eminent and respected musicians, is celebrating his 80th birthday this year. He has recently retired as long-serving Chair of the Trustees of Birmingham Conservatoire Association, founded to provide support for the students. In honour of Jeremy’s 80th birthday, and his sixty-year association with the Conservatoire, the members of the Association commissioned Paul for a work for violin and piano – Barcarolle.

violin and piano

The première will take place on Tuesday November 4th 2014, in the Conservatoire’s Adrian Boult Hall at the 1.05 pm lunchtime concert, performed by students Shiling Chin (violin) and Arthur Bocananeau (piano). Barcarolle is dedicated to Jeremy, and Paul will present him with a signed copy of the score.

Coincidentally, though they are of no relation to each other, not only do Paul and Jeremy share a surname, but they also share a birthday (15th  June – though from different years).

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For more information about the piece, please see Barcarolle

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