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Major or Minor? | Decrypting Ligeti’s ‘Musica Ricercata’ No. III

The Hidden Theme in Schumann’s Kinderszenen

Chase premiered by Paul Barton

Chopin’s Most Dissonant Piece

Scriabin: Vers la Flamme | Analysis 

5 Pieces to Play Instead of Fur Elise

Something She’d Like premiered by Paul Barton 

Inside Piano Music | Chopin’s Depressive Prelude

The Evolution of Piano Music in C Major

Inside Piano Music | Debussy’s Ondine

The Annunciation premiered by The 24

(19th February 2020)

Ebor Excursions premiered by David Goode

(16th Nov 2019) – Concert Details


Riffs on Seven premiered by Anastasia & Liuba Gromoglasova

(14th May 2019) – Concert Details

Sonetto premiered by Jakob Fichert

(14th April 2019) – Concert Details

Liszt project

Justorum Animae featured in JAM’s ‘Music of Our Time’ Concert

(21st March 2019) – Concert Details

The Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra performs Sleeping Gomatz

(3rd March 2019) – Concert Details
RTWSO Website
“Congratulations to Frederick Viner too on his super piece ‘Sleeping Gomatz’ – beautifully orchestrated with not a note out of place.” – George Vass



Commissions from 2018

A Tyneside Postcard for SATB divisi

Commissioned by Northern Praeclassica, conducted by Mark Edwards, for their Remembrance Concert at Jesmond United Reformed Church, Newcastle, on 3rd November 2018.

Northern Praeclassica poster

Call to Rest for Soprano and Piano

Commissioned by Olivia Jayne Moss for Borough New Music Series 9. The piece was performed by Olivia Jayne Moss and Clare Simmonds Menor on 5th June at St George the Martyr Church, London.

Borough New Music

Popule Meus for SATB divisi

Commissioned by Choir & Organ magazine in collaboration with Saint Thomas Church, New York. The piece was performed on 30th March 2018 at Saint Thomas Church under the direction of Thomas Hyde.
Saint Thomas Church Press Release

Popule Meus

Selene’s Reverie for Chamber Orchestra

Commissioned by Orchestra for the Earth for their inaugural concert on 16th February 2018 at St Luke’s Church, Chelsea.
Orchestra for the Earth Website

Outside St Luke's

University of York Music Press House Composer

(30th November 2017) – UYMP Press Release
We wish Frederick the very best of luck for all of his future endeavours alongside UYMP.

Frederick Viner

Winner of the 2017 NCEM Young Composers Award

(11th May 2017) – NCEM Press Release


Awarded 1st Prize in William Howard’s Love Song Composition Competition

(14th February 2017) – Competition Details


Commissioned by Brundibar Arts Festival

(7th February 2017) – Festival Details



Awarded 1st prize in the final of the Sage Gateshead’s Mozarts of Tomorrow Composers Competition

(27th January 2016) – University of York Press Release
Chronicle Live – Concert Review 


“Frederick Viner has written a ravishing piece which uses the orchestra in an expressive and interesting way. The harmonies and textures he draws from Mozart’s original aria are constantly engaging and the piece has a clear structure and sense of purpose. I would certainly want to hear this piece again.” – John Casken
(18th January 2016) – University of York Press Release
“We are delighted that Frederick has been selected for this prestigious competition.  Fred is an outstanding student.  Last term he played the Rachmaninov 2nd Piano Concerto with our University Symphony Orchestra.  His composition is very sophisticated, and it is no surprise to us that he was selected by Royal Northern Sinfonia.  We hope he wins!” – Roger Marsh


‘Bagatelle’ for organ published in ‘The Ebor Organ Album – 7 Pieces for 7 Decades’

(12th March 2015) – University of York Press Release


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