Profile of Matthew Whittall

Alba Records has released a disc of music by Matthew Whittall featuring Northlands  for horn and strings, ad puram annihilationem meam for choir and narrator, and The return of the light  for choir and orchestra. The orchestras are the Finnish RSO and the Tapiola Sinfonietta, and the Helsinki Chamber Choir sings the choral parts. Canadian-born Matthew Whittall is an exciting composer name in Finland. His recent piano concerto Nameless Seas  was premiered in Ottawa on 5 October, with Angela Hewitt as the soloist. The concerto was commissioned jointly by Piano Espoo Festival and the National Arts Centre Corporation.