***CONCERT CANCELLED*** On 11 November 2022 the Canadian/ English clarinettist Heather Roche plays a solo recital at Osijek festival in Croatia. Part of the recital is the Croatian premiere of article 7 [ways to climb a mountain] (2012) by Rozalie Hirs. More details to be announced after the summer.
Born in Canada, clarinetist Heather Roche trained in England, lived in Germany for seven years, and now lives in London. She has performed at some of the major European festivals, including musikFest (Berlin), BachFest (Leipzig), Musica Nova (Helsinki), Acht Brücken (Cologne), the International Computer Music Conference (Huddersfield, Ljubljana), the Dias de Música Electroacústica (Seia, Portugal) the Bludenzer Tage (Bludenz, Austria), and the Agora Festival (Ircam, Paris). She has also performed solo programmes at the Zagreb Music Biennale, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the New York Electroacoustic Symposium, at CIRMMT (Montreal), Unerhörte Musik (Berlin), Eavesdropping (London), Rainy Days (Luxembourg) and with the Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST). She has performed with ensembles and orchestras including Musik Fabrik (Cologne), the WDR Orchestra (Cologne), mimitabu (Gothenburg), the London Symphony Orchestra (London), ensemble Garage (Cologne), ensemble interface (Berlin), the Riot Ensemble (London), the Alisios Camerata (Zagreb), and ensemble proton (Bern). She also plays across the UK in a trio with Carla Rees (flutes) and Xenia Pestova (piano) and in 2015 formed a duo with the accordionist Eva Zöllner, with whom she has played across Europe. She has been playing with Apartment House (London) since 2016, and was a member of Mimitabu (Gothenburg) from 2018-2020. She was a founding member of hand werk, a 6-person chamber music ensemble based in Cologne, and worked with the group from 2010-2017.
The above photograph of Heather Roche is by Inga Geiser.