September 11, 2019

I recently found out that my orchestral piece Kaizo will be performed by the Brazilian National Orchestra as part of the São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival. So far, my attendance is being generously supported by a festival scholarship and funding from Help Music...

September 5, 2019

Really grateful that the NAFTA Ensemble recently commissioned a new work from me, Elegy, and performed it alongside a second work of mine, Endellion. Amazing that my music is getting played in Singapore! 

August 31, 2019

Over the summer I've been working with Francis Stapleton's Dutch street organ Astrid. The 10 new commissions - co-ordinated by myself - received multiple performances at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival, MusicFest Aberystwyth, and the National Eisteddfod. I also presente...

July 29, 2019

I won First Prize and Best Orchestral Music at the IADCC this year. Wahoo! They'll be playing my winning piece - Six Prayers - in the upcoming years.

Check out the IADCC's website here.

June 30, 2019

2 new works titled One Four Six Five and Baptismal Light, for string quartet and accordion and accordion respectively, were premiered as part of the Composers+ Festival in Druskininkai, Lithuania earlier this year. 

I also recently found out that my attendance at the fe...

May 3, 2019

This year has been crazy with festival acceptances; Longy's Divergent Studio in Boston (with partial scholarship), Alumni Sonamens (Puerto Rico), ReMusik (St. Petersburg), Impulse New Music (Santa Barbara), and Stockholm Chamber Brass (well, Stockholm). It was great to...

February 16, 2019

Check it out on the BBC Sounds app!

Listen to the piece here: https://soundcloud.com/davidjohnroche/wedding-music

January 31, 2019

I recently worked on a project recorving and reconstructing Liszt's unfinished opera Sardanapalo. It has since received a huge number of positive reviews (5 stars in The Times, 4 in The Guardian, Presto Classical CD of the Week). Super happy!

December 20, 2018

Check out the premiere of my piece Hands Held, performed in Singapore!

December 8, 2018

My piece True Great will be performed as part of Composition Wales 2019 - wahooo!

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