Past Performances

  • 02/11/2018
    Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

    Bachorales: a collage for string orchestra Op 78

    Klanglust Ensemble, Fürth, Germany dir. Bernd Müller

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

  • 27/10/2018
    Lion Ballroom, Leominster

    Derek Smith    String Quartet No 6

    Maggini String Quartet

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

  • 26/10/2018
    Hellens nr. Ledbury

    Derek Smith     String Quartet No 6 (premiere)

    Maggini String Quartet

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

  • 16/09/2018
    Lion Ballroom, Leominster




    Wind Quintet No 2 Op 66 “Morning Music”
     

    Schubert arr Smith   Wind Quintet in Eb (premiere)

    Cardiff Winds

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

  • 09/09/2018
    Hellens, Much Marcle nr. Ledbury

    Duo for Flute and Harp after Mozart KV160 (premiere)
     

        

    “Perky Piper” for Piccolo and Harp (premiere)

     

    Alvor Duo (Sarah Newbold/Katherine Thomas)

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

  • 11/02/2018
    Lion Ballroom, Leominster

    Smith    Flute Quartet in Bb after Haydn Hob III:1

    Smith    Flute Quartet in D after Schubert D74 (premiere)

    Smith    Rondoletto for Flute and String Trio (premiere)

    Catherine Handley (flute) and the Bochmann String Trio

     Espressivo Concert Promotions

  • 01/12/2017
    CBSO Centre, Birmingham B1 2LF

    Derek Smith  Quintet for Flute, Harp & String Trio (2008) after Mozart's Concerto KV299

    Principals of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    CBSO Centre Stage Concert Series

  • 19/11/2017
    Christ Church, Great Malvern

    Derek Smith   Bachorales for Strings

    Orchestra Pro Anima (dir: Michael Bochmann)

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

  • 12/11/2017
    Lion Ballroom, Leominster

    Derek Smith  String Quartet No 5 "Leonardo Images" (2016) (premiere)

    Coull String Quartet

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

    Stella Seaton-Sims, reviewing for the 'Hereford Times', wrote: 

    ... a première played by a great quartet ... 'Leonardo Images' exuded an overwhelming power that elicited, from a most attentive audience, obvious approval ... this piece, composed in Derek's characteristically courageous and refreshing style ... reminded me of what I like most about his music, its sheer sincerity. The more I hear of it, the more I like it ..."

  • 08/10/2017
    Hellens nr. Ledbury

    Derek Smith  Sonatine for solo piano (2015)  (premiere)

    Mark Bebbington

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

    Peter Williams, reviewing for the Hereford Times, wrote:-

    "Derek Smith ... studied composition with Malcolm Arnold. On him Arnold left his mark ... concision, wit,  clarity of musical thought and intent ... the writing fitted the piano like a glove. As in all his compositions, Derek Smith has a wonderful ear, knows where he is going, and gets there on time ..."

  • 25/06/2017
    Christ Church, Great Malvern

    Derek Smith   Elegy for Strings (premiere)

    Orchestra Pro Anima dir. Michael Bochmann

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

  • 04/06/2017
    Warnham Park nr. Horsham

    Derek Smith  Sonata for Viola & Piano (premiere)

    Virginia Slater (viola) and Maria Marchant (piano)

    Shipley Arts Festival

  • 05/05/2017
    Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, College of Music, Thailand

    Haydn arr Smith  Serenade No 4 in F Hob. VIII:4

    Sarah Newbold Wind Ensemble

    Siriporn Jinanarong, Melody Solutions Co Ltd.

  • 26/03/2017
    Hellens nr. Ledbury

    Derek Smith  Quartet for Oboe & Strings after Mozart's String Quartet KV170

    Graeme Adams (Oboe) and the Bochmann String Trio

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

  • 04/03/2017
    Cwm Du, Brecon

    Derek Smith  Wind Quintet No 1 "Bonne Bouche"

    Cardiff Winds

    Derek Smith  Duos fot Flute & Bassoon arr from Bach's Two-part Inventions

    Sarah Newbold and Meyrick Alexander

  • 27/11/2016
    Christ Church, Avenue Road, Great Malvern

    Corelli  Concerto in D minor (after Op9/3) arr Derek Smith

    Saint-Saëns "Priere" arranged for solo cello and strings by Derek Smith

    English String Orchestra (leader: Michael Bochmann) with Peter Adams (cello)

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

  • 15/11/2016
    Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff CF10 3ER

    Brahms   "Variations on a theme of Haydn" arr Derek Smith (2012)

    Haydn      "Creation Suite" arr Derek Smith (2015)

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond Meyrick Alexander

    Promoted by RWCMD

  • 25/09/2016
    Lion Ballroom, Leominster

    Derek Smith (2013) 'Magic Flute: a Mozartian diversion' for Flute, Viola and Harp

    Derek Smith (2016) 'Trio' for Flute, Viola and Harp after Mozart KV80 (premiere)
     

    Dragonfly Trio: Sarah Newbold (flute) Martin Outram (viola) Katherine Thomas (harp)

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

  • 05/06/2016
    St Nicolas Church, Abingdon OX14 3HF

    Derek Smith (2008)  Quintet for Flute, Harp & String Trio after Mozart's Concerto KV 299

    Harcourt Ensemble

    Elizabeth Hobbs (flute) Anne Lockett (Harp) Sarah Eaton (Violin) Sarah Chatsworth (Viola) Fiona Hedges (Cello)

    Abbey Chamber Concerts

  • 13/02/2016
    New Radnor Music

    Wind Quintet No 1 "Bonne Bouche"  Derek Smith (2008)

    Cardiff Winds

    New Radnor Community

  • 07/02/2016
    Lion Ballroom, Leominster

    Two Haydn Duos after "Opus 3" arr Derek Smith

    Dragonfly Duo (Flute and Harp)

    Espressivo Concert Promotion

  • 16/01/2016
    Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

    'Creation Suite' for Winds   J Haydn arr Derek Smith (2015) premiere

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond. Meyrick Alexander

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

  • 06/09/2015
    Hellens, Much Marcle

    "Moto GP" by Derek Smith (2013)

    Mark Bebbington (piano)

    Espressivo Concert Promotions

  • 20/07/2015
    Llangenny Hall, Crickhowell

    Winter's ending (2013) by Derek Smith

    Sarah Newbold (flute) and Zöe Smith (piano)

    Llangenny Flute Summer School public concert

  • 25/01/2015
    Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

    Fourth String Quartet ("Carolingua") (2011) by Derek Smith

    Coull String Quartet

    Worcester Concert Club

  • 30/11/2014
    Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

    Brahms arr Smith "Variations on a theme of Haydn" for Wind Orchestra

    Haydn arr Smith "Harmoniemusik in C major"  for Winds

    Dvorak arr Smith "Symphonic Variations" for Wind Orchestra

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond Meyrick Alexander

    Espressivo

  • 06/11/2014
    Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff

    "Concert Music for 4 saxophones and wind orchestra"  Derek Smith after Schumann Op 86 (premiere)

    Concert to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Adolph Sax

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond Meyrick Alexander

    RWCMD Chamber Winds in rehearsal.  Photo by Derek Smith

  • 26/09/2014
    Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

    Divertimento for Flute, Viola & Harp "Magic Flute"  Derek Smith (2013) after Mozart (premiere)

    Quintet for Flute, Harp & String Trio after Mozart's Concerto KV 299 arr. Derek Smith (2008)

    Sarah Newbold (Flute), Martin Outram (Viola), Katherine Thomas (Harp), Maggini String Trio

    Orpheus Events

  • 18/05/2014
    Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

    Wind Quintet No 2 "Morning Music" by Derek Smith (2012)

    Cardiff Winds: Sarah Newbold (flute), Catriona Mackinnon (oboe), Robert Plane (clarinet), Donald Clist (horn) and Meyrick Alexander (bassoon)

    Espressivo

  • 11/05/2014
    Llantilio Crossenny Parish Church

    Wind Quintet No 1 "Bonne Bouche" (2008)  Derek Smith

    Cardiff Winds

    Llantilio Crossenny Festival

  • 09/05/2014
    Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff

    Cardiff Winds

     Wind Quintet No 2 'Morning Music' by Derek Smith

    Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

  • 09/03/2014
    Lion Ballroom, Leominster

    "Winter's Ending"    Derek Smith (2013)   (premiere)

    Sarah Newbold (flute) and Michael Blackmore (piano) 

    Espressivo

  • 27/11/2013
    Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff

    Symphonic Variations for Woodwinds after Dvorak Op 78  arr. Derek Smith (2013) (premiere)

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond. Meyrick Alexander

    Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

  • 04/07/2013
    Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

    Serenade for Woodwinds after Op 16 Brahms arr. Derek Smith (2012)

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond. Meyrick Alexander

    Espressivo

    Critic Michael Jones, concert pianist and contributor to "Grove" wrote: " ... credit must be given to Derek Smith, a skilled operator in this sphere, for making the arrangement ... this work enabled us to enjoy the relaxed, more amiable Brahms, as opposed to the titanic master of four symphonies"

  • 12/05/2013
    Lion Ballroom, Leominster

    Wind Quintet No 2 "Morning Music" by Derek Smith (2012) (premiere)

    Cardiff Winds: Sarah Newbold (Flute), Catriona MacKinnon (Oboe), Robert Plane (Clarinet), Donald Clist (Horn), Meyrick Alexander (bassoon)

    Espressivo

    Peter Williams, Marches leading music critic, wrote (in the Hereford Times): " ... a work by an impressive composer ... Derek Smith knows exactly how to get the best out of this combination of instruments. 'Morning Music' totally fulfils his intention to 'entertain rather than demonstrate erudition'. But behind that unassuming ambition there is always an individual mind, lively, witty and in tune with the composers who went before him."

  • 23/03/2013
    Hawarden High School, Clwyd Theatr Cymru

    Serenade in A for Woodwinds after Opus 16  Brahms arr. Derek Smith (2012)

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond. Meyrick Alexander

    Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

  • 13/03/2013
    Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff

    Serenade in A for Woodwinds after Opus 16  Brahms arr. Derek Smith (2012)

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond. Meyrick Alexander

    Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

    Derek congratulates Meyrick and his RWCMD ensemble on a fine first performance of the Brahms Wind Serenade. Picture by Alison Weightman


  • 22/11/2012
    Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick

    String Quartet No 3 "Partita" by Derek Smith

    Coull String Quartet

     

  • 10/11/2012
    RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester

    Serenade No 2 in F  J Haydn arr, Derek Smith

    RNCM Wind Orchestra cond. Mark Heron

    Part of a "Wind Weekend" organised by Melinda Maxwell at Royal Northern College of Music

  • 12/10/2012
    Lion Ballroom, Leominster

    String Quartet No 4 in D minor "Carolingua" Derek Smith (2011) premiere

    Coull String Quartet

    Espressivo

    "Perhaps this is the best yet of Smith's output ..." Hereford Times

  • 12/07/2012
    Hellens, Much Marcle

    “Orphean Escapade”: Derek Smith
     

    “Aubade”: Derek Smith (premiere)

    Sarah Newbold (flute), Michael Blackmore (piano)

    Espressivo

    "In "Orphean Escapade" ... tempo changes were effective and tonal colour superb.   "Aubade" was ... a most pleasing work to enjoy ..." Hereford Times

  • 18/05/2012
    Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

    Partita for String Quartet  'Homage to Thomas Tomkins'  Derek Smith (2009)

    Coull String Quartet

    Espressivo

    The Coull Quartet after their performance of Smith's Partita.     Photo by Ceri Weightman.

  • 02/05/2012
    Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff

    Start Time: 13:15

    “Bonne Bouche” for Flt/Ob/Clt/Bsn/Hn: Derek Smith
    Rosso Wind Quintet
    Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama



    Derek congratulates the Rosso on a spirited performance of his "Bonne Bouche" Quintet . Photo by Alison Weightman.

  • 29/02/2012
    Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff

    Brahms-Haydn Variations Op 56a arr Smith for 31 winds
    RWCMD Woodwind Ensemble cond Meyrick Alexander
    Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

    Meyrick Alexander conducting RWCMD Winds in the premiere of Derek Smith's arrangement of Brahms 'Variations on a theme of Haydn' in Cardiff on 29 February 2012. Photo by Ceri Weightman.

  • 12/11/2011
    Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan, Wales

    Serenade No 5 in Eb  Haydn arr, Derek Smith

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond. Meyrick Alexander

    Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

  • 18/09/2011
    Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, Wales

    Quintet for Flute, Harp & String Trio after KV299  Mozart arr Derek Smith

    Jasna Nadles (flt); Katherine Thomas (hp)

  • 28/06/2011
    Llandaff Cathedral, Wales

    Serenade No 3 in Eb  Haydn arr. Derek Smith

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond. Meyrick Alexander

  • 03/06/2011
    Hellens, Much Marcle

    “Partita”: Derek Smith
    Coull String Quartet

  • 22/05/2011
    Great Hall, Berkeley Castle

    Quintet after KV299: Mozart arr Smith
    Sarah Newbold (flt), Katherine Thomas (hp), members of the Maggini Quartet

  • 15/05/2011
    Lea Barn, Cookham

    Quintet after the Concerto KV299 Mozart arr Derek Smith

    Clara Charlesworth (flt) Satu Salo (hp) Behrman String Trio

    A Cookham Festival Concert

  • 02/05/2011
    Brecon Cathedral, Wales

    Serenade No 4 in F  Haydn arr. Derek Smith

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond. Meyrick Alexander

  • 22/03/2011
    Weston Gallery, RWCMD, Cardiff

    Serenade No 5 in Eb  Haydn arr. Derek Smith

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond. Meyrick Alexander

  • 15/03/2011
    Weston Gallery, RWCMD, Cardiff

    Serenade No 4 in F  Haydn arr. Derek Smith

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond. Meyrick Alexander

  • 01/03/2011
    Weston Gallery, RWCMD, Cardiff

    Haydn arr Smith  Wind Serenade in C

    played by RWCMD Chamber Winds cond. Steve Marsden

  • 22/02/2011
    Weston Gallery, RWCMD, Cardiff

  • 20/01/2011
    Weston Gallery, RWCMD, Cardiff

    Serenade No 3 in C  Haydn arr Derek Smith

    RWCMD Chamber Winds cond. Meyrick Alexander

  • 17/10/2010
    Lion Ballroom, Leominster

    “Orphean Escapade”: Derek Smith 
    Sarah Newbold (flt), Michael Blackmore (piano)

  • 09/07/2010
    Hellens, Much Marcle

    Quintet after KV299: Mozart arr Smith
    “Magic Flute” Divertimento after Mozart: Smith

    Sarah Newbold (flt), Katherine Thomas (hp), members of the Maggini Quartet

  • 21/03/2010
    Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

    “Bonne Bouche” for Flt/Ob/Clt/Bsn/Hn: Derek Smith
    Imogen Triner (oboe) and Oboeworks

  • 20/12/2009
    Kings Place, London

    “Carolingua” (BBC competition winner): Derek Smith
    Finchley Childrens Music Group (cond Grace Rossiter); Henschel String Quartet

  • 11/07/2009
    Oxford & Cambridge Music Club, University College, London

    Harmoniemusik in F : Haydn Hob II:26
    Harmoniemusik in D : Haydn Hob II:20

    O&C Wind Ensemble

  • 06/06/2009
    Sheffield Cathedral

    OPENING FESTIVAL CONCERT
    This musical extravaganza celebrated the Department of
Music's move to the new Jessop site for Arts and Humanitites. Students and members of staff performed a programme representing all aspects of the department's work.



    HAYDN: ARR. DEREK SMITH: SERENADE NO.3 IN C (from Hob II:32)

  • 27/01/2009
    Kjarvalsstadir (Art Museum), Reykjavik, Iceland

    Quintet after KV299: Mozart arr Smith
    Martial Nardeau (flt), Elisabet Waage (harp), Icelandic String Trio

  • 11/04/2008
    St Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

    Harmoniemusik in D : Haydn Hob II:20
    “Bachorales Concerto” : Derek Smith 

    ESO Winds cond Smith

  • 08/02/2008
    Hellens, Much Marcle, Ross-on-Wye

    “Bachorales Concerto” : Derek Smith 
    ESO Winds cond Smith

  • 06/02/2008
    Oxford & Cambridge Music Club, University College, London

    “Divisions on English Tunes”: Smith
    Bogle String Quartet

  • 15/12/2007
    Malvern Theatres

    A. Corelli Concerto in G minor (“Christmas”)
    Volante Strings (leader Angela Richey)

  • 10/06/2007
    Great Witley Church

    A. Corelli Concerto in D minor Op 6/3
    Volante Strings (leader Angela Richey)

  • 20/05/2007
    Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

    Serenade No 2 in F: Haydn
    Serenade No 5 in Eb: Haydn
    Divertimento in F: Mozart

    ESO Winds cond Smith

  • 28/01/2007
    Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

    Quartet for Oboe & Strings D74: Schubert
    Imogen Triner (oboe) and Oboeworks

  • 06/12/2006
    Burford Music Club

    Quartet for Oboe & Strings KV172: Mozart
    Paul Arden-Taylor (oboe) and Bochmann String Trio

  • 18/11/2006
    Oxshott & Chobham Music Club

    Quartet for Oboe & Strings: Schubert D74
    Imogen Triner (oboe) and Oboeworks

  • 11/11/2006
    Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

    Quartets for Oboe & Strings: Schubert D112; and Mozart KV170
    Imogen Triner (oboe) and Oboeworks

  • 27/11/2005
    Washington University, USA

    Serenade No 2 in F: Haydn
    Chinook Winds

  • 15/10/2005
    London

    Serenade No 3 in C: Haydn
    Kaleidoscope Winds

  • 21/08/2005
    Schubertiade, Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, Denmark

    Quartet for Oboe & Strings D74: Schubert
    Imogen Triner (oboe) and Oboeworks

  • 02/07/2005
    The Priory, Malvern

    Serenade No 2 in F: Haydn
    Serenade No 3 in C: Haydn
    Serenade No 5 in Eb: Haydn
    Divertimento in F: Mozart

    ESO Winds cond Smith

  • 03/10/2004
    Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

    “Tomkins Tunes”: Smith
    Fine Arts Brass Ensemble

  • 14/07/2004
    Oxford & Cambridge Music Club, University College, London

    “Magic Flute” Divertimento after Mozart
    Camilla Bignall (flute) and the Chadwick String Trio

  • 18/01/2004
    Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

    Quartet for Oboe & Strings KV172: Mozart
    Paul Arden-Taylor (oboe) and Bochmann String Trio