Alissa has been invited to be Artistic Director of the Linconshire International Chamber Music Festival 17-21st July 2019: She is writing her 3rd commission for the BBC Proms for the National Youth Choir and Southbank Sinfonia, in collaboration with poet, Robert MacFarlane for The Lost Words Prom on 25th August: prom/ Alissa’s solo recital at the Concertgebouw last Oct will be released on Gutman Records in the coming months: firsova-october-27-2018/ She is writing a song cycle for the Psappha Ensemble entitled “Songs of the World” set to poetry by Hoffmansthal for a premiere in Manchester on 28th Nov. Support for the commission is most welcome here: After a successful world premiere of her “Algarvia” Op. 42 for violin and piano, which she performed together with Daniel Rowland for the Amigos da Musica in the Algarve, she will give the Dutch premiere together with Daniel at his Stift Festival in Twickel Castle on 18th Aug: 2019 has been a very colourful season so far for Alissa with a chamber music concert tour in the US & Canada with Camerata RCO, a recital at the Prague Spring Festival with violinist, Ludmila Pavlová, a London family world premiere of a song cycle “17 Haiku or a Cycle of Seasons” with soprano, Ellie Laugharne on poetry by Peter Wolrich, a German premiere of her “Paradiso” by the Arditti Quartet in the Prinzregentheater in Munich, a recital in Geneva with the principal clarinet of the Suisse Romande, Dmitry Rasul-Kareyev together with flautist, Jean-Claude Hausmann. And she is extremely excited to be performing at the Musicales de Luberon festival with soprano, Alessia Schumacher and cellist, Anatole Libermann: and to hear the world premiere of her “The Good Morrow” on the poem by John Donne at Malmesbury Abbey by the Oriel Singers: