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World Premiere: Whirl by Gavin Wayte #WorldOceansDay2021
Delia premieres "Whirl" by Gavin Wayte written to commemorate World Oceans Day 2021. It is based on the whirlpools created by rubbish in Manchester rivers which have the highest ever recorded levels of microplastics
Concerto Tour: Lausitzer Philharmonie
Delia is the concerto soloist for Avner Dorman's Frozen in Time with the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie conducted by Ewa Struinska:
23.05.19 THEATER BAUTZEN
24.05.19 THEATER GÖRLITZ
28.05.19 THEATER GÖRLITZ
29.05.19 LAUSITZHALLE HOYERSWERDA
01.06.19 THEATER ZITTAU
AlgoRhythms: Sinfonia Cymru Curate
Sinfonia Cymru (ACE NPO) commissioned percussionist Delia Stevens to curate a chamber music concert at Cardiff’s Tramshed Tech in Dec 2018; AlgoRhythms explored algorithims, data collection, censorship & echo chambers. During AlgoRhythms, Delia had an audience-driven debate with local tech entrepreneur Steve Dimmick (Doopoll Ltd.) around the curation themes.
Sophie Lewis (NCO Manager/former Sinfonia Cymru Artistic Director): “Musical integrity, artistic risk & genuine innovation all wrapped into one.”
BBC Radio 5 Live/BBC website front page
In 2016 the estate agent Bruntwood sponsored Tatton Garden Show and commissioned an "office garden" design. In order to bring this further to life, they had live performances from the Royal Exchange and also Delia, improvising on office equipment. This was brought to the attention of Five Live and subsequently Delia travelled to the studios in Salford and performed an office equipment improvisation live on air.
Solo Wigmore Hall Recital: RNCM Gold Medal Winners
Delia made her debut solo performance in 2015 at London's prestigious Wigmore Hall as part of an evening showcasing the winners of the RNCM Gold Medal Competition, the highest accolade the conservatoire offers to soloists.
Krakow Last Night of the Proms: Concerto
In 2014 Delia performed in the 'Last Night of the Proms' in Krakow with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra conducted by Daniel Smith. She performed Avner Dorman's 'Frozen in Time' with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, followed by an "encores" set in the second half.
RNCM Gold Medal Competition Winner
In 2014 Delia was announced as a winner in the prestigious and highly selective Finals of the RNCM Gold Medal Competition, the highest platform the conservatoire offers for soloists, which sees 10 virtuosic performers compete for this coveted annual award.
RNCM Concerto Competition Winner
In 2013 Delia won the prestigious RNCM Concerto Competition open to the entire conservatoire over two rounds. She went onto perform the Dorman percussion concerto "Frozen in Time" with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Carlos del Cueto
BBC Proms World Premiere
Delia gave a solo performance in the BBC Proms 2013 broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. She performed the world premiere of ‘Blue Blues’ for marimba by Edward Cowie.
BBC Young Musician of the Year Finals 2008/10
Delia reached the televised Percussion Category Finals in both 2008 and 2010 of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition