2018 composers

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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Angela Slater

Angela Elizabeth Slater is a UK-based composer. She is also the founder and artistic director of the Illuminate – shining a

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Jia Chai

Jia Chai (1987, Wuhan, China) is a composer and pianist. She received BA music degree from the Wuhan Conservatory of

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James Whittle

James Whittle is a composer-performer who devises collaboratively. His work blends music, theatre and movement – often with a satirical

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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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Desmond Clarke

Desmond Clarke (b. 1989) is a composer and oboist based in the north of England. His music has been performed

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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 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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Nicola LeFanu

Nicola LeFanu has composed around one hundred works for a variety of mediums. Her music is published by Edition Peters

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