Silver was expertly composed by Thomas Simaku. First published in 1995, Silver was commissioned by the New London Children's Choir, with funds provided by the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust. The piece received its debut performance in Spring 1996, at John's Smith Square, performed by the New London Children's Choir and conducted by Ronald Corp.
For over a decade, Albanian-born British composer, Thomas Simaku’s music has been reaching audiences all over Europe and the USA, winning a number of prestigious awards such as the Serocki International Prize, AHRC Fellowship, DAAD Award, as well as an Honourable Mention at the Musical Personalities International Competition. Many notable performances include, among others, those given by Kreutzer Quartet, English Northern Philharmonia, European Union Chamber Orchestra, the New London Orchestra, Amsterdam New Music Ensemble, Tokyo Phonosphere Musicale, Capricorn Ensemble, Norwegian Medieval Trio and the Austrian 'Ticom' Ensemble.
Simaku’s style combines avant-gardism and modality in his own way, often with a deeply convincing inner strength, structural integrity and impressive character.