I am a composer of contemporary concert music. Born in London in 1948, I was initially self-taught, having started to compose when I was 12. I had formal composition lessons with Patric Standford at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1974-75, but did not receive a formal qualification in music until 2005, when I passed my Masters Degree in Composing Concert Music at Thames Valley University with distinction.
Major performances of my music include piano and chamber music as well as a Christmas Cantata. I have also gained several composition awards, including the Stroud Festival and the Recontres Internationales de Chant Choral.
Hello Malcolm, I am very new at this Akousan Classical site. I am a composer living in Nova Scotia, one of Canada's eastern provinces. I have a MM and DMA Degrees in Composition from the University of Miami, Florida. I am also a trombonist and conductor. I am a retired high school music teacher. In my retirement, I hope to write more music. I am also on Linkedin and have many contacts there.
We are open for any kind of new projects, so would be a pleasure to take a look of your pieces. For this year we already have some planned projects, but as soon as we find extra free time, we would contact you.
I have had things composed for me over the years - as it ha[[ens nothing with clarinet, but have sung things by Judith Weir, Keith Burstein, Berg, John Buller (at ENO) - I am a decent musician but if something is very atonal then it takes a while to get it into my system and do it justice for example - but I have never shy-ed away from contemporary composers. I am sure I have left somebody crucial out - but I have premiered various pieces too.