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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....

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Simon Bainbridge

Simon Bainbridge

Simon Bainbridge (1952-2021) studied composition at the Royal College of Music with John Lambert and later at Tanglewood with Gunther Schuller. The success of Bainbridge’s Spirogyra...

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Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett (born in Swansea in 1959) is internationally active as composer and performer, and also teaches at the Institute of Sonology at the Royal...

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Keith Bartlett

Keith Bartlett graduated with honours from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1984.  Since that time he has pursued a highly successful career,...

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Hugh Benham

Hugh Benham was born at Westbury, Wiltshire in 1943, but has lived in Hampshire for most of his life. He read Music and English at...

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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...

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Diana Burrell

Burrell’s first major orchestral piece, simply entitled Landscape (1988) has been described as depicting both a wild windswept countryside and a tough urban vista. The...

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Nicolas Chevereau

Nicolas Chevereau was born in Paris in 1989. He studied piano with Aldo Ciccolini before entering the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris where...

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Edward Cowie

Edward Cowie’s first BBC Proms commission was Leviathan, a large scale orchestral work premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1975. It marked the first...

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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...

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Darren Fellows

Darren Fellows is one of Britain’s latest generation of composers whose output reveals a broad spectrum from music theatre through orchestral, ensemble and solo pieces...

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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...

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Karl Fiorini

Karl Fiorini (b. 1 December 1979) has been described as “a successor to such figures as Bartók and Shostakovich” (The Classical Reviewer) and “a composer...

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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...

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Nicholas Hopton

Nicholas Hopton was born in Preston, Lancashire in 1979.  After attending Kirkham Grammar School, he studied degrees in English and Education at The University of...

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Richard Lambert

Richard Lambert combines a career as composer, examiner, organist and conductor.  His recent works include a second string quartet, a bassoon sonata (premiered in Cyprus),...

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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...

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Andrew McBirnie

Andrew McBirnie was born and brought up in Portsmouth. He studied at the University of Bristol, graduating with a first class BA degree in music, and...

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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...

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Clive Osgood

Clive Osgood was born and raised in Portsmouth. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Music at the University of Wales and was then...

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Geoffrey Poole

Geoffrey Poole’s public career was launched with The King’s Singers’ Wigmore Hall premiere of his neo-medieval vocal sextet, Wymondham Chants, in 1971. This remains an...

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Roger Redgate

Roger Redgate is a composer, conductor and improviser.  He graduated at the Royal College of Music, where he won prizes for composition, violin performance, harmony...

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Matthew Rooke

Born in England in 1963, of Scottish and Gabonese descent, Matthew Rooke's work spans musical composition and performance, as well as producing and directing theatre...

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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...

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Matt Smith

Matt Smith (b.1984) studied flute with Ian Clarke, Phillipa Davis and Sarah Newbold, piccolo with Sharon Williams and composition with Adam Melvin at the Guildhall...

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Sebastian Themessl

Sebastian Themessl was born in 1975 in Innsbruck, Austria into a Viennese family of musicians. In 1996 he began studying composition at the University of...

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Mihailo Trandafilovski

Macedonian-born composer, violinist and educator Mihailo Trandafilovski’s latest album for Métier (2018) follows portrait CDs on Innova Recordings (2015) and LORELT (2011), featuring close collaborators...

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Alexander Vella Gregory

Alexander Vella Gregory was born in Malta in 1984. He studied piano with Paul Borg and Joanne Camilleri, and obtained a Fellowship of the London...

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