Composers

Jonathan Brigg

Jonathan’s music reflects a wide range of influences from classical music, folk, jazz, pop and music theatre. He studied composition

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Jon Hughes

Jon Hughes is a composer and sound artist based in York. Recent work includes Transmission, a dance piece and interactive

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John Tavener

Tavener first came to public attention in 1968 when his avant-garde oratorio The Whale was premiered at the inaugural concert

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John Adams

Composer, conductor, and creative thinker – John Adams occupies a unique position in the world of American music. His works,

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Ji Sun Yang

Ji Sun Yang (Seoul, South Korea) is a composer, pianist and accompanist. She studied composition at Sook-Myung Women’s University in

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James Dillon

James Dillon (born October 29, 1950) is a Scottish composer who is often regarded as belonging to the New Complexity

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Gavin Bryars

Gavin Bryars, born in 1943, studied philosophy but became a jazz bassist and pioneer of free improvisation with Derek Bailey

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Frederic Rzewski

Frederick Rzewski began playing piano at age 5. He attended Phillips Academy, Harvard and Princeton, where his teachers included Randall

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Arvo Pärt

Pärt was born in Paide, Järva County, Estonia. A prolonged struggle with Soviet officials led him to emigrate with his

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Anthony Powers

Anthony Powers was born in London in 1953. He studied at Oxford, in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, and at York

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