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Basil Athanasiadis

Basil Athanasiadis

Basil Athanasiadis (b.1970) completed his piano and advanced theory studies (harmony, counterpoint, fugue) at the National Conservatoire of Athens, after which he moved to London. He studied composition at Trinity College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and finally at Canterbury Christ Church University...

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Simon Bainbridge

Simon Bainbridge

Simon Bainbridge was born in 1952. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music with John Lambert and later at Tanglewood with Gunther Schuller. His Viola Concerto (1976) commissioned by the late Walter Trampler, was a formidable early success. Since then works have been...

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Stephen Barchan

Stephen Barchan

Stephen Barchan (b.1982) studied composition with Richard Steinitz and Edwin Roxburgh (supported by the EMI Music Sound Foundation) and also attended the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, participating on the New Music New Media course. Amongst the organisations who have presented his music are Aldeburgh Music,...

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Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett (b.1959) is internationally active as both composer and improvising performer, and has collaborated with many leading performers in both areas, while developing works and ideas which increasingly leave behind the distinctions between them.  His long-term collaborations include the electronic duo FURT which he formed with...

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Havergal Brian

Havergal Brian

William Havergal Brian was born on 29 January 1876 into a working-class Potteries family in Dresden, Staffordshire. He gained his first musical experience in church choirs and, after leaving school at the age of 12, he was in some demand as a church organist. He...

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Diana Burrell

Diana Burrell

Diana Burrell was born in Norwich in 1948. She studied at Cambridge University, afterwards moving to London for 30 years, and now lives in Harwich, Essex. After spending several years as a teacher, she became a free-lance viola player, but gradually concentrated her energies on...

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Edward Cowie

Edward Cowie

Edward Cowie was born in Birmingham, England in 1943. Most of his early life, however, was spent in rural countryside; Suffolk and the Cotswolds in particular. These early years in quiet natural landscapes were major influences on a life that has always been deeply affected...

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Petr Eben

Petr Eben

Petr Eben was born in 1929 in Zamberk, Czechoslovakia, and spent his childhood in Český Krumlov in Southern Bohemia, where he first studied both the organ and piano. On the outbreak of the Second World War he was expelled from school due to his father’s...

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Michael Finnissy

Michael Finnissy

Michael Finnissy was born in Tulse Hill, London in 1946. He was a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, London, where he studied composition with Bernard Stevens and Humphrey Searle, and piano with Edwin Benboe and Ian Lake. Afterwards, he studied in Italy...

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Naji Hakim

Naji Hakim

Naji Hakim was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1955. From 1975, he studied organ with J. Langlais in Paris, and continued his musical studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, in the classes of R. Boutry, J.-C. Henry, M. Bitsch, R. Falcinelli,...

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Philippe Mazé

Philippe Mazé

Philippe Mazé (b.1954) began his musical education studying with Daniel Roth and Gabriel Looren, and later moved to the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris where he studied harmony, counterpoint, fugue, history of music, analysis and aesthetics, winning prizes and diplomas in each of these...

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Stephen Montague

Stephen Montague

Stephen Montague (b. 10 March, 1943 Syracuse, New York) grew up in Idaho, West Virginia and Florida.  He studied piano, conducting and composition at Florida State University (1963-67), received a doctorate in composition from Ohio State University (1972) and won a Fulbright Fellowship to work...

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Roger Redgate

Roger Redgate

Roger Redgate was born in Bolton, Lancashire. He graduated at the Royal College of Music, where he won prizes for composition, violin performance, harmony and counterpoint. A DAAD scholarship enabled him  to study with Brian Ferneyhough and Klaus Huber in Freiburg. From 1989 to 1992...

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Edwin Roxburgh

Edwin Roxburgh

Edwin Roxburgh has pursued his professional life in several areas as composer, oboist, conductor and teacher. As a composer he has won many awards and Fellowships, from the Royal Philharmonic Society as a student to the Elgar Trust Award (a BBC Symphony Orchestra commission) and...

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