Ivan Hewett reviewed my new work Umschreibung - performed by the LPO and Clement Power on 9 June 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall - in the Telegraph:

' (...) Gieshoff understands something many of his seniors don’t, which is that the life-giving mystery of art can’t be seized by a full-frontal assault. You sneak up on it from behind – as this piece did. It offered gestures and sounds which seemed vivid and graspable, but placed in such a way that they seemed to vibrate, filling the air with a sense of unspoken significance.'


Click HERE to read the full review of the concert.
 
 
I feel extremely honoured to be named as the 2014 Mendelssohn Scholar. Awarded biennially by the Mendelssohn Scholarship Foundation, this scholarship has been held by composers such as Brian Ferneyhough and Mark-Anthony Turnage. The award is intended for the furtherance of my musical studies in Britain and abroad. 
 
 
I am delighted to announce that I have been awarded the 2014 Theodore Holland Intercollegiate Composition Prize. The prize is awarded biannually amongst the Royal Schools of Music. The award is intended to help a composition student to embark on their professional career. 
 
 
I have been selected as the 2014 Apprentice Composer-in-Residence for the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group through Sound and Music's Embedded scheme.

I am writing about my appointment on the BCMG Blog.

Furthermore, I have received a fellowship for the 2014 session of the Tanglewood Contemporary Music Center.
 
 
I have been accepted onto the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Leverhulme Young Composers’ Programme. I will be writing a chamber orchestra piece for the LPO's Debut Sounds concert on 9 June 2014 conducted by Clement Power and will be mentored by Julian Anderson.

The concert will also feature works by Patrick Brennan, Eugene Birman and Edmund Hunt.
 
 
Plays to See and Alex Sierz reviewed my chamber opera The Viagron.

'...Gieshoff’s score is superlative; a taut orchestral construction of pitches and yaws swirls around voices beautifully singing about the decay of man. It is haunting, evocative, and well constructed, managing to fit a vast swathe of material into an hour without ever failing to convey change and movement between sections.' - Ben Millson on www.playstosee.com (****)

'...Viagron is a viscerally intense and thought-provoking pleasure. Gieshoff’s score scratches, pants and swirls its way through the emotions of the text — great stuff.' - Alex Sierz on www.blogspot.piratedog.com

Click to read the full review on www.playstosee.com and www.blogspot.piratedog.com.
 
 
My orchestral piece Stanza as well as an interview with me will be featured as part of BR - KLASSIK's new music programme Horizonte on 2 September, 22.05.

The programme will also include music and interviews by Mayako Kubo, Andile Khumalo and Stefan Pohlit. Presented by Kristin Amme the show features German composers living abroad. 
 
 
I was a guest on resonanceFM's LSO Soundhub Show on 9 July 2013 hosted by fellow composer Darren Bloom. The discussion amongst composer Toby Young, director Matthew Monaghan, Darren and myself focused on topics relating to contemporary opera.

You can listen to the full broadcast using the soundcloud player below; alternatively, follow THIS LINK.
 
 
The BBC SSO and Richard Baker's performance of my orchestral piece Stanza will be available on BBC iPlayer till 13 July 2013.

To listen to the BBC Radio 3 - Hear and Now broadcast presented by Ivan Hewett, click HERE.
 
 
I am proud to announce that the Royal College of Music has awarded me with the Adrian Cruft Prize for Composition as well as the Elgar Memorial Prize. I am very happy to receive the latter for the second time.