I am delighted to announce, that Rufus Wainwright's second opera, "Hadrian", featuring Wainwright's incredible, dissonant adaptation of my ancient lyre theme, "Hymn to Zeus" in two of the scenes, is the winner of the 40th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Award for "Outstanding New Opera"

As well as winning in this category, "Hadrian" was also nominated in seven categories in total, for the 2019 Dora Awards

The Dora Mavor Moore Awards recognises excellence in professional theatre, dance, and opera in Toronto.

I am finally feeling blessed by the Pantheon of ancient Greek gods! 

I am delighted to announce that a selection from my ancient Greek-themed lyre albums will be featured in the exhibition "Treasures of Ancient Greece" - to be held between June 15, 2019 to Jan. 5, 2020 at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis!

BBC Radio 3? Where they play Mozart, Beethoven...and me! 

I am delighted to announce that on Sunday 31st March, 2019 at 6:45pm GMT, I will be participating in the BBC Radio 3 'Sunday Feature' series. The programme, hosted by the author Jerry Brotton, will be on the ancient philosophical concept of 'The Harmony of the Spheres'

Although I'm


Master playing a weird, ancient musical instrument - and wonderfully weird things just keep on happening... 

I was literally blown away, when a few weeks ago, I was contacted by the legendary German hip hop record producer and song writer, Tim Gomringer of CuBeatz (best known for their successful collaborations with huge mainstream rap artists such as Future, Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott, Drake, Kanye West & Eminem)....who wants to feature clips of my lyre music in some of his forthcoming projects!

Tim had heard my ancient Greek and Roman-themed compositions on YouTube and was so impressed with the distinctive, 'micro-niche' sound, that he had the genius idea, of 


I am pleased to announce, that the Grammy Award winning composer, Rufus Wainwright, has adapted one of my ancient-themed lyre compositions, "Hymn to Zeus" , in two scenes of his ancient Roman-themed second opera, "Hadrian" - produced by the Canadian Opera Company and which premiered in Toronto on 13th October 2018!

My collaboration with Rufus Wainwright & the main inspiration behind my ancient-themed lyre music, has been featured in a story in the "The Globe and Mail" - one of the biggest daily newspapers in Canada!


My official credits, to be printed in the score and in the program on the main crediting page along with all cast and creative, for the performances of "Hadrian" at the Canadian Opera Company and in programs at all subsequent productions, in perpetuity, are:


An excerpt of my track 'Ode to Ancient Rome' is currently going viral across the USA & Canada, in this new multi-million viewed, Mars M&M's TV ad campaign!!! I wonder what Orpheus would make of this...

Produced by 
BBDO, New York, the awesome amusing viral TV ad may actually


I am delighted to announce that I will be presenting an online seminar at the international "Virtual Harp Summit 4" on Sunday 22nd April!

My seminar will be:


Yes, my music has actually been mentioned and forever preserved for posterity, in the pages of a psychedelic-themed, Norwegian language novel! The novel is entitled

I am delighted to announce my second Luthieros ancient Greek lyre promotional concert, live in the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki, Greece! 

Below are some photos taken at my first international lyre concert, at the first Luthieros "Gift of Gods" ancient Greek lyre promotional festival, October 2015:

Here is the official promotional video about the new event, "Gift of Gods III" - to shortly be broadcast on national Greek television:

I am delighted to announce that a selection of tracks from my debut album, "King David's Lyre; Echoes of Ancient Israel" and "King David's Harp" are to be featured, in perpetuity, for the soundscapes being created for the brand new 500 million dollar Museum of the Bible, due to open in Washington DC on 17th November, 2017!

Here is a video presentation I recently put together, featuring clips of the tracks which will form the new soundscape for the Museum of the Bible, currently being put together by the Richard Lewis Media Group:

Tracks from my ancient Greek and Roman-themed albums are to be played to 'set the stage' for an event in Seattle on 8th November, gathering artists and performers to help reflect on how Americans talk about politics today, a full year after the USA's 2016 presidential election. The event will be in downtown Seattle's civic park, and there will be some vague references back to the classical democracies of Athens and Rome - all set to the soundtrack of my ancient Greek-themed lyre music!

For full details about the event, please click on the link below:

The ongoing story, of how my humble spare room, literally overnight, on a dull February evening in 2008, became what is now, an increasingly global, 'Musical Time Machine'!


I am delighted to announce that I will be performing live and hosting a seminar at the Stockholm Early Music Festival - the biggest early music festival in the Nordic Countries!

I will be performing at 2pm at the Stockholm Cathedral Parish Hall - all the details and how to obtain a ticket can be found in the link below:

At last! I finally have found a few snippets of 'international televised glory', appearing in an episode of the fascinating Greek language documentary series, "Beyond Borders", broadcast on the national Greek TV channel EPT3...

This particular episode was on recreating

Excerpts of an interview about the story of my lyre music has just gone to print today in "The Hindu"; India's no.1 literary English daily and the biggest English language newspaper in the whole of Southeast Asia! 


I am delighted to announce an epic collaboration with the Egyptian film music composer, Remon Sakr

For my collaboration in this project, I provided an ancient Egyptian-themed improvisation for lyre, which Sakr orchestrated for two of the tracks for Sakr's debut album, 
"The Epic of Thebes (Story of Passion & War)" - an epic musical journey into the era of Pharaoh Ahmose I and his struggle against the Hyksos...

It is my ongoing musical mission, to reintroduce the recreated lyres of antiquity and the ancient musical modes and intonations once played on them, back into the modern musical world - part of that mission is, of course, to inspire other musicians/composers with a similar vision, to take part in this 'new ancestral music revolution', which hopefully some day, will bring back some spirit to our soulless, sterile modern musical experience - I am delighted to announce that this musical mission has already bore its 'first fruits'!


Let me introduce my most enlightened 'lyre disciple' to date - the young and upcoming Spanish composer/performer of the recreated lyre, Antonio Fernández Blázquez...

In Anontio's own words:

Roll over, Mendelssohn!
 My music will soon be as popular as his iconic 'Wedding March' - I quite literally just stumbled across a video of a Roman-themed wedding somewhere in the USA, featuring my very own Roman-themed lyre music...

The video featuring track 1 from my album "Ode to Ancient Rome" being played as the bride and groom move towards the site of the suitably sacred ceremony:

My music is certainly 'getting out there'!


Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Stravinsky? They can now retire - I bring forth into ballet, my awesome lyre! 

I am delighted to announce that my composition for solo lyre, "Nero's Lyre" is to be featured in a new ballet production "No Lander" by Riccardo Buscarini - to be performed live at the London Place Theatre on 28th October:

I am getting airplay of my Roman-themed compositions for solo lyre, on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire at 6 pm on Sunday 3rd May, 2015!

The show, "Naked Scientists" is about volcanoes and will features clips of my Roman-themed compositions "The Temple of Mars" from my album "Echoes of Ancient Rome""Gloria Belli (Glory of Battle)" and "Tristitia (Sorrow)", from my album "The Ancient Roman Lyre", played during a reading of Pliny the Elder's first-hand account of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE...

The show will also be out then on BBC iPlayer.

For anyone who simply can't wait and feels the need to be up at the crack of dawn, the show will also be on BBC Radio 5 Live on Saturday 2nd May 2015 at 5 am!

The show will also be going global on the Naked Scientists podcast - at last, my lyre music will soon be erupting all over the known world!



I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed about my lyre music by the New York City-based radio producer, Zach Martin for a radio show, which will later be broadcast globally as a podcast!

MP3s of a sneak preview of the radio show, in 3 parts, can be freely downloaded from

A fan of mine from Australia who bought a copy of my CD, "King David's Lyre; Echoes of Ancient Israel" was recently on vacation in Jerusalem & has just kindly sent me the most utterly awesome photo he took whilst he was in "The Promised Land"...of my CD cover on the famous sculpture in Jerusalem, of King David's Lyre - this photo has surely got to be the best tribute to my debut album of 2008 - ever! this may well be about the


Tracks from my 2011 compilation album, "Ancient Landscapes" are being used in the video "Remembering Katumuwa" featured in the Special Exhibit "In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East" at the Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago, between 8th April 2014 to 4th January 2015!


The tracks used in the video are

My Lyre Music is to be played on BBC Radio 3 This Sunday, 9th February 2014!



The programme, presented by Michael Goldfarb, is entitled

I am pleased to announce the re-release on iTunes of my masterfully remastered 2009 album, "Lyre of the Levites"! The new release is now called "Lyre of the Levites: Klezmer Music For Biblical Lyre"... 


Produced by Dominik Johnson, this album features

After finally figuring out the monumental task of registering with the Performance Rights Society, each and every one of my tracks from each and every one of my 23 releases since 2008, I was very pleased to discover, when viewing my first airplay statement, that music from my album "Ode To Ancient Rome" was recently featured on BBC Radio 4!

The track featured, was

My arrangement for solo lyre of the oldest known complete song so far known from antiquity, the 2000 year old ancient Greek drinking song, "Epitaph of Seikilos", has been featured in a newspaper story  in the Australian Daily Telegraph...

Tracks from my album "The Ancient Greek Lyre" are to feature in the Mexico National University Theater Festival (XXI Festival Nacional (e Internacional) de Teatro Universitario)


The play, directed by Ricardo Ruiz Lezama, is about

I am very pleased to announce that I have finally gained International academic recognition of all my research since 2006, into attempting to recreate the ancient lyre practices of antiquity, in a full length article, just published in the Summer 2013 edition of"The American Harp Journal"

The paper by Diana Rowan includes an analysis of my work, along with the work 

I am pleased to announce that my new arrangement of Dr Richard Dumbrill's interpretation of the 3400 Hurrian Hymn (Text H6) is to be used in support of a new exhibition, "Mesopotamia", to be held at the Royal Ontario Museum, between June 22, 2013 to January 5, 2014...I just wish I could leave the rain ravaged UK to be there to see it!




I am pleased to announce some live lyre gigs coming up very soon, at both the world famous Roman Baths at Bath Spa, UK on Saturday 18th May & at the British Museum on 17th June 2013 - for full details on these events, please see my website calendar: 

 Besides these live lyre concerts, I was also delighted to be contacted by Dr Andrew Shapland , curator of the Greek Bronze Age collection at the British Museum, who also has selected tracks from my albums, "Ode To Ancient Rome" & "Echoes of Ancient Rome", in support of a new display on Roman Dining, in Room 3 of the British Museum. As Dr Shapland explained to me: 

I was very pleased to stumble upon a direct link to a fascinating video by the Israeli Radio & TV journalist, Yishai Fleisher , featuring music from my album "The Ancient Biblical Lyre" - my evocation of the lost sound of the ancient Biblical lyres has finally reached "The Promised Land"! 

I am pleased to announce that my arrangement for solo lyre of the timeless ancient Greek melody, "Epitaph of Seikilos" (from my recent release"A Well Tuned Lyre - The Just Intonation of Antiquity"), has been featured in Rob Monaco's new "Podcast History of the World" series, on the emergence of the... 

I was very pleased to recently hear from Robina Wilson, an author of children's stories, right here in the rainy UK! She wanted to use tracks from my experimental EP "The Ancient Egyptian Harp", for the publication of her unique CD,  "Music in Stories"...

One of the precious few advantages I have of living in the 21st century CE (instead of BCE...where I more truly belong!), is the ever increasing, new fangled & wonderful ways there seem to be, of "getting my lyre music out there" - it is now even possible to download hundreds of tracks from my albums, directly to your mobile phone!

If you too wish to have a seriously serene, utterly unique ancient lyre music RINGTONE for your mobile phone, it is possible to download one from both Nokia Music & my Reverbnation Store - below are the download links...


As an aspiring independent artist, there is "getting my music out there"...& really "getting my music out there" - my lyre music is now being used to sell Noodles throughout the USA!!!





I was delighted to hear a clip of is my new arrangement of the 1st Delphic Hymn To Apollo (from my album, "A Well Tuned Lyre - The Just Intonation of Antiquity") on BBC Radio 3!


The show was episode 1 of a broadcast called... 



The Podcast History of Our World - The Ancient Hebrews

I am pleased to announce that a selection of my music from my Biblical lyre-themed albums is to feature in Rob Monaco's free iTunes "Podcast History of Our World" series on the ancient Hebrews! Here is a link to hear the first episode of this fascinating historical series...



Radio 4

My music is to feature on BBC Radio 4! My arrangements for Biblical lyre, of the Klezmer melodies...

A track from my album "The Ancient Egyptian Harp" featured in a program of radio on demand by the West German Broadcast Cologne (public service) about the arched harp from Myanmar, presented by...

The BBC will be filming my lyre & I on 23rd March 2012, for a documentary on the Art of the Middle Ages, "The Dark Ages: An Age of Light", directed & presented by the Sunday Times art critic, Waldemar Januszczak!


This will be due to be broadcast in... 

My ancient Egyptian & Greek lyre music is to feature in a display at Liverpool Planetarium!  It is part of the museums celebration of the Festival of British Archaeology...

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