2019 Composers

Nick Williams

Nick Williams studied music at York and Huddersfield universities. In 1982 he co-founded Soundpool, an organisation of York-based composers and

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Jan Steele

Jan Steele is a composer and jazz saxophonist. He studied at London and York Universities, he has written music for

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Michael Parkin

Michael Parkin’s music has been broadcast and widely performed in Britain, Europe and the U.S. Prizes include the Yorkshire Arts

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Hayley Jenkins

Born in Darlington, Hayley Jenkins began her musical career as a flautist playing in the District Wind Band and later

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Christopher O’Gorman

Christopher O’Gorman is an ensemble singer and a member of the Conductus trio with fellow tenors John Potter and Rogers

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James Cave

James Cave is a York-based composer and musician.  In 2015 he was Composer-in-Residence at the Banff Centre, and participated in the

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Thomas Simaku

Multi award–winning composer Thomas Simaku (b.1958) gained a PhD in Composition from University of York (1996) where he studied with David

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David Lancaster

David Lancaster is a composer whose work has been performed, recorded and broadcast internationally. Originally from Wigan (Lancashire, UK), David

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David Power

Power’s initial interest was rock music but David Bowie’s ‘Berlin’ albums led him to more experimental music and he turned

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