J - Toyko : Mike Svoboda's Music for Trombone, Piano and Percussion with have it's Japanesse premiere with Kousei Murata, trombone / Kazue Nakamura, piano / Mizuki Aida, percussion at the Suginami-Koukaido Hall, Tokyo, Japan
With three concerts of Mike Svoboda compositions, the composer was featured at the Festival Zeitgenossen (contemporaries) in the city of Heidenheim, Germany from the 24th to 26th of June, 2015. Along side a solo performance by Mike Svoboda, the was the german premiere of his Die Bücher der Zeiten an hour long work for three female voices, trombone and percussion, performed by the Mike Svoboda Ensemble. The third concert was a portrait with the Ensemble Audite Nova unter the direction of Maddelena Ernst including the german premiere of the quintet Eunoia and 20 French Songs.
Mike Svoboda will premiere a new work from the Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas at the Donaueschingen Musiktage 2016 in Donaueschingen, Germany. Further performances are planed for Vienna and Basel. The work is still to be composed, but the first step has been taken: a date, venue and commission for the premiere!
Together with the soprano Golda Schultz, Mike Svoboda will premiere a new work by the Swiss composer Beat Furrer at the Festival Dialoge in Salzburg this coming November. It will be part of a recital that the singer Golda Schultz will give on the 28th of November at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
In December of 2013 Mike Svoboda was commissioned by the Sieghardt Rometsch Foundation to compose a work featuring the three winners of the 2013 Aeolus Competition, Tom Poulson, trumpet, Sebastiaan Kemner, trombone, and Rubén Durá de Lamo, tuba. This work, written in the summer of 2014 and called simply Triple Concerto, will be given its premiere performance on the 17th of April in Cottbus, Germany, with the mentioned soloist and the Philharmonisches Orchester Cottbus under the direction of their conductor Evan Christ, with a following performance on the 10th of April. http://www.staatstheater-cottbus.de/programm/konzerte/artikel_7-philharmonisches-konzert-2015.html