BBC Concert Orchestra and cellist Nadège Rochat record "Psalm" by Ina Boyle

On the 9th of October 2017, "Psalm" by Ina Boyle was played for the first time 90 years after it was composed. As for most of her compositions, Ina Boyle never had the opportunity to hear it played. Ina Boyle (1889 - 1967) was one of Ireland's most important composers of the early 20th Century. A pupil of Vaughan Williams she would travel regularly to London from her home in Co. Wicklow for lessons with him. He thought highly of her and encouraged her. However, like so many women of her generation, despite encouragement of her friend Elizabeth Maconchy, she would not leave the family who needed her, and lived alone after they died, composing every day. Her huge body of work, orchestral, choral, chamber and vocal , largely unperformed, is preserved in the Library of the Trinity College Dublin awaiting re-discovery. This forthcoming CD is important in the renaissance of this special composer, and is the first devoted to her orchestral music. It is a dual recording by BBC and Dutton Epoch.  Much of the music is being performed for the first time.

To watch the promotional video for the forthcoming CD please use the button link below

Director: Ronald Corp

Director: Ronald Corp

Soloist: Nadege Rochat (cello)

Soloist: Nadege Rochat (cello)


Conductor: Ronald Corp (

The music recorded at these sessions is due to be released on the Dutton Epoch label in 2018 as part of a CD dedicated to Ina Boyle (

Produced in association with BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

© (P) BBC/Dutton Epoch 2018

Soloist: Nadège Rochat (

Musicologist: Dr. Ita Beausang

Venue: Watford Colosseum (
Nadège Rochat plays on the Ex-Vatican Stradivarius cello from 1703.