Ian Watson

Ian Watson (accordion) graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with the Dip.RAM, its highest performance accolade. He performs regularly with London Sinfonietta, EnsembleModern, Britten Sinfonia and Icebreaker, and works closely with leading composers including David Gorton, Howard Skempton, Michael Zev Gordon, and Jonathan Dove. He has performed and recorded with Blur, The Divine Comedy and Sophie Solomon and is regularly heard in film scores.
Drawing Life Preview – performance & discussion
Drawing Life, a Jewish Music Institute (JMI) production composed by Jocelyn Pook, is inspired by a collection of poems and drawings made by children imprisoned in Terezin. This was a preview performance of a powerful new classical work commissioned by JMI to mark the 70th anniversary of the commencement of the camp’s liquidation by the Nazis. The song cycle with live music and video was followed by a discussion of the work’s genesis and ideas. Pook was joined on stage by JMI’...