Back to the Beginning Programme note

Ma Xiao-Qing’s Back to the Beginning was commissioned by BCMG as part of our Soliloquies and Dialogues series. Soliloquies and Dialogues is a series of commissions we began in March 2020 after the world seemed to come to an abrupt halt, and it focuses on composers responding to lockdown from their own perspectives across the world, writing for musicians locked down here in the UK. After we met Xia-Qing on our tour to Beijing and Shanghai in 2019, we commissioned her to write this piece for BCMG violinist Colette Overdijk.

Commissioned by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, with financial assistance from Penny Collier as Sole Commissioner.


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