Music by Michael Brecker, Tony Davis, Pat Metheny, and the premiere of a new work by Charlotte Harding -
A graduate of the Royal College of Music, Alistair Parnell is based in Nottingham, UK. His busy schedule includes teaching, performing, composing, arranging and conducting. His very successful private teaching studio has been established for more than 30 years and he is Visiting Scholar of Saxophone at the University of Nottingham.
As a performer, Alistair works with some of the country's leading saxophone ensembles, including the Flotilla Ensemble and he is director of the innovative Equinox Saxophone Ensemble.
As a soloist he has produced two CDs, Going Solo and Winter Solstice, and is in demand as a recitalist. He has performed throughout the UK, USA and Europe and has appeared at four World Saxophone Congresses.
Alistair is one of the UK's leading EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) specialists. With more than 25 years' experience with midi wind instruments, he has established himself as a highly respected performer and teacher. He is passionate about the potential of technology to enhance music education.
Alistair's recital will explore some of the many possibilities of the EWI with the use of loopers, software synths and computers. Featuring the first performance of 'Tinto' by Charlotte Harding and music by Tony Davis, Pat Metheny and a transcription of a solo by Michael Brecker.