Two new short pieces by Gareth were premiered in early 2015.
The first was Gem for solo piano, commissioned by Nicola Melville in memory of her teacher Judith Clark, who died in early 2014.
Gem was premiered on the 6th February (Waitangi Day) in Nelson at the 2015 Adam Chamber Music Festival, as part of a series of piano concerts dedicated to Judith Clark.
The second piece was Fifty Fifty – commissioned by Dame Evelyn Glennie for solo bongos, in honour of her 50th birthday (50 bars for 50 years).
Dame Evelyn has performed Gareth’s percussion concerto in NZ and Australia (with the NZSO), and in Canada with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Fifty Fifty was premiered by Dame Evelyn Glennie at the Teatro di San Carlo (the Naples Opera House), in Naples, Italy, on the 16th of May 2015.