Douglas Weiland

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Douglas Weiland (born 1954 in Malvern, Worcestershire) is an English modern-classical composer. His works range from the three Sir Neville Marriner commissions: Divertimento for Strings 1992, Clarinet Concerto 2002, Triple Concerto 2006 - and two Piano Trios commissioned for Altenberg Trio Wien, to several commissioned choral works and the series of chamber works produced for the Norfolk & Norwich Music Club as their Composer-in-Residence.[1]

Formerly a violinist - Douglas was for 7 years a core player in the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 16 (1978–85), and 5 years a founder member of the Australian Quartet (1985–1990) - he has been a full-time composer since 1990.[2]

Weiland has produced numerous chamber, orchestral and choral works, commissioned for and performed by artists including: Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Altenberg Trio Wien, Australian String Quartet, Marie-Noëlle Kendall, Andrew Marriner, Kenneth Sillito, Steven Isserlis, Susan Milan, and the young Hamer Quartet.[3]

Three early major chamber works (1985 – 1988) were commissioned for William Hennessy's newly formed Australian String Quartet.

Weiland was Composer-in-Residence for the Norfolk and Norwich Music Club from 2003 - 2007.

Recent works include three double-choir Motets, and Fourth and Fifth Quartets Ops.50,51. In August 2014 he completed the large-scale Flute Concerto for Susan Milan.

Douglas Weiland is married to Hilary Weiland. Their son is Benjamin Weiland.

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  6. ^ "Musikverein". Retrieved 2008-08-05.
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  8. ^ "Marie-Noëlle Kendall Biography". Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  9. ^ O'Connell, Clive (2005-04-27). "Tinalley String Quartet". The Age. Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  10. ^ King's College IVP Archived January 9, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Norwich Cathedral Special events". Archived from the original on October 7, 2011. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
  12. ^ Marie-Noëlle Kendall
  13. ^ Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

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