Photo: Andrew J McCoy

Young British trumpeter Matilda Lloyd has announced her debut album, to be released on 5 October 2018. Recorded for the Orchid Classics label with pianist John Reid, the disc features forgotten works from the 20th and 21st century, including the world premiere recordings of Giles Swayne’s Sangre Viva and Deborah Pritchard’s Seven Halts on the Somme. It also contains the first ever recording of a work by composer Alex Woolf entitled Direct Message, from which the disc takes its name.

“I am continuously looking to expand the trumpet repertoire, so it was important for me to include a new work on my debut album” comments Lloyd. “I first met Alex over five years ago in the National Youth Orchestra and admire his work, so I asked him to compose a piece that explores the lyrical side of the trumpet”.

Also included on the disc are staples of the trumpet repertoire such as Enescu’s Légende and the impressive showpiece, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano Op.1 by Peter Maxwell Davies.

“I wanted to display all sides of the trumpet from lyrical to virtuosic, experimental to technical” says Lloyd. “I hope to provide the listener with an exciting and interesting journey through a variety works for trumpet and piano.”

The album trailer can be viewed on YouTube.
More information about Matilda can be found at www.matildalloyd.com