One of the most exciting young talents to emerge in recent years
Russell Hepplewhite’s music is not only atmospheric, but also allows the text to emerge with crystal clarity.
Richard Morrison, THE TIMES
The most exciting work on the program was the finale, Russell Hepplewhite’s Urban Abstract. In three movements it was dramatic, varied and well-paced with a nice flow and a strong sense of harmony. It made the concert’s most powerful use of the whole ensemble.
RUSSELL HEPPLEWHITE is becoming known as a composer of operatic and choral music. His ground-breaking operas commissioned by English Touring Opera for young audiences have been widely performed and have won him much critical acclaim and several international awards.
His debut choral publication with Tempo 1˚ press USA, Thou shalt love the Lord they God, includes a newly commissioned text by UK author David-Owen Bell. Additionally, he has choral works published by Banks Music Publications in their Genesis Choral Library Series—attracting much interest in the UK and US.
Russell was included in the Evening Standard’s Top 1000 Most Influential Londoners list for 2015 and described by the paper as “one of the brightest young talents to emerge in recent years.”