Current Projects

Origami on the Gariep for solo piano. Music for a short movie by Nandipha Mntambo as part of the Puma Films4Peace project. Viewable on YouTube here.


June 2016

Heatwave for clarinet and piano. Commissioned by Michigan State University for recording by Guy Yehuda (clarinet) on the Blue Griffin label as part of the Rhapsodies around the world project. Première in September 2016 in the USA.

Revolution Envy for saxophone octet, written for the Royal College of Music Saxophone Ensemble. Première on 24 June 2016, at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music in London, conducted by Kyle Horch.

March 2016

Shadow Lines and Injesuthi. Two commissions from the SAMRO Foundation for marimba in anticipation of the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships competition for Instrumentalists 2016.

van jou water drink for solo marimba. Commissioned by Magda de Vries and the Woordfees Festival. For percussionist Magda de Vries, in response to the poem 'laat my tog van jou water drink' by C.T. Msimang. Première 8 March at the 2016 Woordfees in Stellenbosch.

January 2016

M2 West for trumpet and chamber orchestra. Philip Cox on trumpet and players of the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra. Première in Johannesburg January 2016.


September 2015

Tracking Bison for solo violin. Collaborative project with artist Nandipha Mntambo. Première 3 September Michael Stephenson Gallery, Cape Town. Waldo Alexander (violin).

August 2015

Johannesburg Etude 2 for piano: Première Conservatory Hall, Potchefstroom. Mareli Stolp (piano)

Johannesburg Etude 1 for piano: Conservatory Hall, Potchefstroom. Mareli Stolp (piano)

Red Herring for solo saxophone. Argentina. Joe Murphy (saxophone).

July 2015

Red Herring for solo saxophone. Strasbourg, France, 2015 World Saxophone Congress. Joe Murphy (saxophone).

February 2015

Tack for saxophone quartet. Première, performances around South Africa. Connections Saxophone Quartet, South African tour.

Red Herring for solo saxophone. Teatro Helena Sá Costa, Porto, Portugal, as part of the 15 International Saxophone Week 2015. Joe Murphy (saxophone).

2014/2015 Recordings

Ensemble Reconsil: Chamber Music includes Clare Loveday's Ribbons for oboe, viola and bass clarinet. Click here.

Ensemble Reconsil: Exploring the World includes Clare Loveday's Eight Plus One for chamber ensemble. Click here.


November 2014

Fever Tree for 8-part instrumental ensemble. Presented by Carnegie Hall. Performance at Paul Recital Hall Manhattan, Julliard, New York City, by the Julliard New Music Ensemble, conducted by Joel Sachs.

October 2014

Eight Plus One for 8-part instrumental ensemble. Première by Ensemble Reconsil in Vienna, Austria as part of the 'Exploring the World' festival.

August 2014

Johannesburg Etude 1 for solo piano.

48km North-West of Kokstad for guitar and alto saxophone. Commissioned and premiered by Duo Montagnard with Joe Murphy on sax and Matt Slotkin on guitar. Première 30 July, Wits Great Hall. Also on 8 August at NWU New Music Week.

March 2014

Ribbons for oboe, viola and bass clarinet. Première at opening night of the 'Exploring the World' festival in Vienna, Austria.

February 2014

Composer-in-Residence, Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, 29 January to 14 February 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Cycles for solo violin. A collaborative installation with Nandipha Mntambo. Première 7 February 2014 by Waldo Alexander on violin.

Three Portraits of Intimacy. Piano concerto commissioned by the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival for pianist Florian Uhlig and the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra. Première 9 February 2014.


October 2013

Composer-in-Residence, NewMusic Indaba 2013, 6 - 10 October 2013, Durban, South Africa.

Fever Tree for L'Instant Donnè. Performances in Paris, France on 17 October(Theatre Watteau) and 19 October 2013 (Opèra Bastille) as part of the Festival d'automne à Paris.

September 2013

Ribbons, arranged for soprano saxophone, violin and cello and saxophone. Performance on 26 September 2014 in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

June 2013

South View for solo loboe. Commissioned by oboist Alison Lowell for the Loboe Project. Première at International Double Reed Society Convention, Redlands University, California, USA.

March 2013

Duodectet for Octet for 8 saxophones. Performance on 27 March 2013 at Musikhuset in Århus, Denmark as part of the Scandinavian Saxophone Festival.

Updated: May 2016