Robert Fokkens
Contemporary Composer
  • Compositional VoiceCompositional Voice"Many composers are inspired by their roots, some so much so it would be hard to imagine how their music would sound if they had been born elsewhere. South African Robert Fokkens is one such composer"
  • Tracing LinesTracing Lines“This extremely appealing disc... it is clear that his identity as an African composer is very important to him, and there is certainly overt influence from traditional South African (especially Xhosa) music on his style"Purchase the CD


Harriet Mackenzie recording with English Symphony Orchestra for Nimbus
Violinist Harriet Mackenzie joins the ESO and Ken Woods to record a set of contemporary violin concertos for Nimbus Records

Later this month, Harriet Mackenzie (violin) will record a set of contemporary violin concertos, including my "An Eventful Morning Near East London" with the English Symphony Orchestra conducted by their Principal Conductor, Kenneth Woods. The CD will also include music by Deborah Pritchard, David Matthews and Paul Patterson, with Philippa Mo - Harriet's partner in violin duo Retorica - joining Harriet for Patterson's double concerto "Allusions".


Mammals of Southern Africa

Sample Track

Robert’s CD, Tracing Lines has received good reviews and is described as ’truly beautiful’, ’accessible’, ’striking’ and ’compelling’.


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