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Hesketh's versions of Henri Dutilleux’s pieces de concours for flute, oboe and bassoon, performed by the Sinfonia of London, conducted by John Wilson, with soloists Jonathan Davies (bassoon), Juliana Koch (oboe), and Adam Walker (flute) have been cited in a BBC Music Magazine award in 2022. The disc was released on the Chandos label.


“Entropy and mutation, Memento Mori, and Cartesian theories of humans as unreliable machines – such humanist preoccupations give rise to a purely musical, abstract approach to sound and structure. The result is an exhilarating and beautiful, sometimes disturbing, synergy of form and expression, couched in music that’s as richly detailed as it is macroscopic.”
BBC Music Magazine (Steph Power)

“Hesketh is a composer of orchestral virtuosity. He controls dense tuttis with fine-tuned layering, economy within largesse”
Sunday Times (Paul Driver)

“As one of today’s most successful composers of this younger generation, Hesketh shows that it is possible to create new, evocative music... Under the surface of Hesketh’s music, we have all sorts of processes – sometimes moving at the same time, but usually beginning at different times. There is drama and there are many layers– overall there are multidimensional sounds.”
YLE Klassinen (Ville Komppa)

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