Composers

Adam Walters

Adam Walters studied at Cambridge University and at the Royal College of Music. As a French Horn player he subsequently enjoyed a busy schedule performing with orchestras including the Orchestra of the Royal Opera, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Ballet, Glyndebourne on Tour, BBC Concert Orchestra, and London Mozart Players. Adam has a long-standing interest […]

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Adrian Morris

Adrian Morris was born in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, in 1965 and started playing the Bass Trombone aged 10 with the Bridgnorth Town Band. The main reason for this sudden interest in music was because his friend told him there were girls in the band! Adrian studied at the Royal Northern College of Music from 1983 – […]

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Adrian Taylor

Adrian Taylor has been working as a trombonist, conductor, instrumental teacher and composer/arranger in the British Midlands for 30 years. He regularly plays trombone for a number of musical theatre companies and is a member of the English Trombone Consort (www.englishtromboneconsort.co.uk). Adrian is the conductor of Birmingham Schools’ Wind Orchestra (who recently went on tour […]

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Alun Hoddinott

Alun Hoddinott was born in Bargoed, Glamorganshire, in 1929. His compostional talents developed early, and he won a university scholarshop at the age of sixteen. After graduating from University College, Cardiff, he studied for some years with the Australian composer and pianist, Arthur Benjamin. He was awarded the Walford Davies prize for composition when he […]

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Alwyn Green

Alwyn Green was born and educated in Norwich. His parents are both musicians. He studied for his music degree on trombone and euphonium with Denis Wick at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he won the brass prize in his second year. In 1971 he moved directly from college to the […]

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Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1962. After learning to play the Trombone at Primary school Andrew joined local brass bands playing the Trombone, Euphonium and then Tuba. He then went on to study music at Napier University in Edinburgh and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 1984 […]

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Andrew Hannon

Andrew Hannon’s compositions have been performed throughout the United States at the NASA National Conference, Kentucky New Music Festival, Outside the Box Music Festival, and CMS Pacific Northwest and Great Plains Conferences. His music is an amalgamation of many diverse influences and alternates between extreme moments of violence and serenity. Further information and audio examples […]

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Andrew Heading

Andrew Heading is a Melbourne-based musician, currently Principal Trombone of the Air Force Band. He has studied a wide range of instruments throughout his career, including voice, piano, harpsichord, cello, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium and percussion, as well as composition under Ross Edwards. He was awarded his L.T.C.L. in trombone performance at the age of […]

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Andy Derrick

Andy was born in Bristol in 1973 and was lucky enough to attend a secondary school running the American Wind Band method which had every 11-13 year old performing on a wind band instrument once a week in a classroom setting. Andy quickly took to the trombone and later changed to bass trombone playing in […]

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Anthony Hedges

Anthony Hedges was born in Bicester, England in 1931. He studied music at Keble College. Oxford, gaining first class honours degree and a post-graduate degree in composition. Following National Service he became a lecturer at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and a regular contributor on music to many national newspapers and journals. “Would that […]

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Arnt Håkon Ånesen

Arnt Håkon Ånesen was born January 20th 1977. He grew up in Groenaas, Fauske in North-Norway and moved to Oslo in 1996. Here he first started his instrumental-studies in Tuba with professor Torbjoern Kvist at The Norwegian Academy of Music, before he began his bachelor-studies in Composition at the same academy with the professors Lasse […]

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Aron Hidman

I was born in 1971 in Uppsala, Sweden. My childhood was spent in Uppsala and in Luleå and Umeå, in the north of Sweden. I first came into contact with music as a creative medium through my own experimentation with whatever instruments and recording equipment I could get my hands on and by emulating popular […]

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Artem Vassiliev

…one of the most exciting and innovative composers around…(BBC Music Magazine, June 2007) ARTEM VASSILIEV was born in Kazakhstan in 1974 and has lived in Moscow since 1980. He started studying music at the age of 12 and then went on to do his principle studies in composition with Yuri Vorontsov and electro-acoustic music with […]

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Arthur Butterworth

In August 1998 Arthur Butterworth celebrated his 75th birthday and has recently completed his 100th opus, a string quartet. It is the first time he has chosen to confront himself with this challenging genre which is rather surprising when we consider the wide range and depth of his creative output. One would like to think […]

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Ben Hewlett-Davies

Ben Hewlett-Davies was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire in 1991 and now lives in the centre of Birmingham. He is a keen musician and plays the Bass Trombone, Percussion and Piano. Ben is a committed brass bander and has played with bands from all over the Midlands. During his final years of school Ben gained a […]

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