The Commissioned Composer: Masterclass with Roland Perrin

On the back of two major works commissioned and to be performed this year, jazz composer and LCCM tutor Roland Perrin will be introducing the works and the worlds they inhabit in a masterclass on Monday 19th June. Taking place in LCCM’s Concert Room from 6-8pm, the talk will cover a range of useful topics to enlighten students on his experiences in the industry.

Roland’s Lansky: The Mob’s Money Man will be performed by Crouch End Festival Chorus and The Blue Planet Orchestra in Cadogan Hall on 1st July. The piece fuses Jewish Klezmer motifs with Latino and American jazz styles, giving a wide range of feels from the Shtetls of Eastern Europe, New York in the Jazz Age, and 1950s Cuba.

Another of Roland’s works Rio Amazonas will hold its world premiere at Saffron Hall on 9th July performed by Hertfordshire Chorus along with a string orchestra, bass clarinet, harp and jazz trio. The energetic piece is inspired by the Amazonian River, adding Brazilian groove to classical music. The first half of the concert comprises Roland’s arrangements for choir and jazz trio of several classic Brazilian songs by Jobim, Rosa Passos and Ivan Lins.

As well as discussing his exciting upcoming shows during the masterclass on 19th June, Roland will be covering how to secure a commission, writing for classical/jazz/world ensembles, librettos, groove music for choirs, promotion, counterpoint, and planning to achieve what you want to happen in your artistic life. LCCM students can sign up for a free place at the masterclass by emailing

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