Piano

Panorama

Composed 2012. Duration 7 minutes.

Premiere
First performance: 25th October 2014 at St. James’s, Piccadilly, London by Yuri Paterson-Olenich.

Scattering Landscapes

Composed 2010. Duration 9 minutes.

Premiere
14th February 2011, St. Lawrence Jewry, City of London. Performed by Yuri Paterson Olenich.

Further performances
27th February 2011, Music on Sundays, Chichester. Performed by Yuri Paterson Olenich.

2nd April 2011, Darlington Piano Society, Performed by Yuri Paterson Olenich. Performance supported by the Melos Trust.

Review
“… Scattering Landscapes… which provided variety in its atmospheric collection of six movements… The format held the listeners’ attention throughout and a repeat hearing would certainly be welcome at a future concert.”
Dave Robson, Stockton and Darlington Times, 15/4/11.

Farewell to Weiss (Duet)

Composed 2008. Duration 10 minutes.

Premiere
18th November 2008, Bures Music Society, Suffolk. Performed by Yuri Paterson Olenich and Evgenia Startseva.

Further performances
14th December 2009, St Lawrence Jewry, City of London. Performed by Yuri Paterson Olenich and Evgenia Startseva.

11th June 2010, Bishop Auckland Music Society. Performed by Yuri Paterson Olenich and Evgenia Startseva.

Review
“Farewell to Weiss (he was a contemporary of JS Bach) was inspired by the idea of remembrance and loss, in this case based upon Weiss’s Tombeau sur la Mort d M Catjetan and in the form of an elaborate fantasia, with variations… a piece very much worth a rehearing.”
Dave Robson, Stockton and Darlington Times, 25/6/2010.

Weardale Variations

Stepping Stones Stanhope

Stepping Stones Stanhope

Bishop Auckland Music Society commission. Composed 2008. Duration 16 minutes.Premiere
18th September 2009, Bishop Auckland Music Society. Performed by Robert Scarmadella.

Review
….offers a musical portrait in sound of Weardale through the seasons, from the bleakness of a Dales winter, through the seasons-the return of life in the Spring and, as the musical colouring lightened and gained in tonal richness, the warmth of summer and autumn before the first hints of the return of winter. A recurring theme within the work depicts the river at the stepping stones at Stanhope, providing an aural link for the listener. A performance that caught the essence of the countryside and certainly inspired a wish for further hearings and further musical portraits of the North-East countryside…..

Further performances
10th October 2009,St. Peter’s Church, Sutton, Surrey. Performed by Robert Scarmadella.

5th November 2009, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Performed by Robert Scarmadella.

27th February 2012,St. Lawrence Jewry, City of London. Performed by Evgenia Startseva.

29th February 2012, St Olave’s Church, City of London, Performed by Evgenia Startseva.

13th May 2012, Bognor Regis Music School, Sunday concert, Performed by Evgenia Startseva.

2nd March 2013,Darlington Piano Society, Performed by Evgenia Startseva.

25th October 2014,in Landscapes and Seascapes at St. James’s Piccadilly, London, Performed by Evgenia Startseva.

Turning the Tide

Composed 2008. Duration 16 minutes.

Premiere
24th March 2007, Darlington Piano Society, Performed by Bobby Chen
Commissioned for this concert by Elizabeth Swift, in celebration of her 60th birthday.

Review
…The haunting effects of the opening to…Turning the Tide, created a mood of mystery in keeping with the quiet beauty of the east Durham coast before man and machinery.
It is a work in five sections which traces the rise and fall of the industrial age, the first and final sections creating an image of nature before and after this intrusion. Industry itself is portrayed with great clangour in the second and fourth sections.
Well wrought and highly evocative, Turning the Tide, beautifully played by Chen, certainly deserves a place in North-East public performance schedules……Dave Robson, Darlington and Stockton Times,31/3/2007

Further performances
30th March 2007, Hornsea Music Society,Performed by Bobby Chen

27th April 2007,Lunchtime concert, St. James’s Piccadilly, London, Performed by Bobby Chen

28th April 2007, Duffield Music Society, Derbyshire, Performed by Bobby Chen

10th October 2008, Scunthorpe and East Lincolnshire Music Society, Performed by Bobby Chen

20th October 2012, Darlington Piano Society, Performed by Bobby Chen

Review
….In Stephanie Cant’s Turning the Tide, composed for Chen for Darlington Piano Society in 2007, he showed his performance has matured over the years, with the descriptive elements of the changing nature of the East Durham coast from the natural to the industrial and back again even more intensely defined…..Darlington and Stockton Times 9.11.2012

25th October 2014, in Landscapes and Seascapes at St. James’s Piccadilly, London,Performed by Bobby Chen

Seven Fantasies based on Turning the Tide

Composed 2007. Duration 7 minutes

Premiere
29th February 2008, Darlington Piano Society, Young Musician’s Platform Concert
Performed by Naomi Haigh

Further Performances
3rd February 2013, Chopin Society Members’ Matinee London
Performed by Stephanie Cant
1st March 2013, Master Musicians International, Saville Exchange, North Shields, Tyne and Wear
Extracts. Performed by Stephanie Cant

Winter Song

Composed 1996 Duration 7 minutes.

Premiere
23rd February 1996, Hove, Charity concert. Performed by Stephanie Cant.
Repeated at the same small venue the following day to accommodate another audience.

Further performances
15th May 1997, Sallis Benney Hall, Brighton.
Performed by Stephanie Cant as part of a Brighton Festival Fringe concert arranged by New Music Brighton.

1st May 2008, St. Olave’s Church, City of London
Performed by Evgenia Startseva

14th March 2009, Edenbridge Music Society, Kent
Performed by Evgenia Startseva

18th October 2009, St. George’s in the East, London
Performed by Evgenia Startseva

24th October 2009, Darlington Piano Society
Performed b1998y Evgenia Startseva

Review of the Darlington performance
….an atmospheric sound picture of gently falling snow recalling childhood memories of the hard blizzards of 1962. Like her North East landscape pieces of recent years, this too, deftly catches an aura of place and time…Dave Robson, Darlington and Stockton Times 30/10/09

13th December 2015
Chopin Society Members Matinee, Richmond
Performed by Stephanie Cant

Sonatine

Composed 1993 c.15 minutes

Premiere
18th February 1993 Music at Sussex, Meeting House Recital
Performed by Stephanie Cant

Further performances
23rd April 1994, Hove Charity Concert in aid of the Kate Cooper Music Fund
24th April 1994 Repeat performance.
Performed by Stephanie Cant

18th May 1995, New Music Brighton Concert, Chapel Royal, Brighton
Performed by Stephanie Cant

12th July 2003, St. Luke’s Church, Brighton
Performed by Yuri Paterson-Olenich

19th May 2006, Bishop Auckland Music Society, Auckland Castle,
Performed by Yuri Paterson-Olenich
Performance supported by the Melos Trust

27th March 15th June 2006 Knowle Green, Ribble Valley,
Performed by Yuri Paterson-Olenich

16th June 2006 St. George’s Church, Preston
Performed by Yuri Paterson-Olenich

1st July 2006, St Mark’s Church, Eastern Road , Brighton
Performed by Yuri Paterson-Olenich

20th November 2007, Bures Music Society, Suffolk
Performed by Yuri Paterson-Olenich

1st December, 2007 URC Music Society, Guildford
Performed by Yuri Paterson-Olenich

19th April 2008 Darlington Piano Society
Performed by Yuri Paterson-Olenich

Review
…he then turned his attention to…Durham composer Stephanie Cant, whose lively and engaging four movement Sonatine is very much of today, though firmly based in established forms;dynamic in the impulses that drive the scherzo, a cathedral-like calmness to the central meditation, and with a jaunty, drice, florid even, energy giving impulse to the final Rondo with its return of opening themes.
Dave Robson Darlington and Stockton Times 25.4.08

Wedding Songs

Composed in 1993 in memory of Kate Cooper (1981 – 1991)
First performed at a family wedding in Oadby Parish Church in the August of that year.

Concert Premiere

25th September 1995, All Saints Arts Centre, Lewes, Sussex
Performed by Stephanie Cant

Further performances
27th March 1998 Butterfly Concert, Bishop Hannington Church, Hove
Performed by Stephanie Cant

15th May 1999 Brighton Festival Fringe, Bishop Hannington Church, Hove
Performed by Stephanie Cant

2nd December 2006, United Reform Church, Guildford
Performed by Stephanie Cant

4th December 2009, URC Music Society, Guildford
Performed by Stephanie Cant

25th June 2011, Belmont Parish Hall, Durham City
Performed by Stephanie Cant

3rd June 2012, Chopin Society Members’ Matinee
performed by Stephanie Cant

13th November 2012, Darlington Piano Society
Performed by Helen Reid
Review
….engaging and enjoyable was her performance of Stephanie Cant’s work in seven brief movements…..
Dave Robson, Darlington and Stockton Times 9.12.2011

1st March 2013, Master Musicians International, Saville Exchange, North Shields, Tyne and Wear
performed by Stephanie Cant

23rd May 2013, Music of Our Time (MOOT) Festival Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Performed by Helen Reid

2nd April 2013, Chapel Royal Lunchtime Concert,Brighton
performed by Stephanie Cant

29th May 2014, Steyning Festival, Jarvis Music Room Recital
performed by Stephanie Cant

25th October 2014, St. James’s Church, Piccadilly
performed by Stephanie Cant as part of a pre-concert talk about the evening performances of works for solo recorder and solo piano given by Bobby Chen, Jill Kemp, Yuri Paterson-Olenich and Evgenia Startseva

Winter Song


Winter Song