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Edward Gregson

Publisher: Novello & Co

I have no hesitation in declaring Gregson to be one of the most significant British composers currently active in this country … - Robert Matthew-Walker, International Record Review (January 2011)


… if one of the touchstones of enduring worth in classical music is the ability to keep in touch with the popular language of the time - and I for one believe it is - then Edward Gregson's music is going to be valued long after the more esoteric creations of today are consigned to the museum. - Robert Beale, Manchester Evening News (July 2008)


This is a remarkably individual composer who writes in the mainstream of 20th century English music …. He proves a superb craftsman, with great orchestral flair and genuine melodic gifts. - Ivan March, Gramophone
Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 2015 70th birthday celebrations commence with premiere of the String Quartet, written for Navarra Quartet
  • 2012 composes Symphony in two movements for brass band, with premieres in UK, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and USA; nominated for a British Composer Award
  • 2010 Composes Dream Song, commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as companion work to Mahler's Sixth Symphony
  • 2003 first of a series of CDs released on Chandos label, of orchestral music and concertos
  • 1996 appointed Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester
  • 1994 appointed to a Personal chair (Professor of Music) at Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • 1990 receives Fellowship from Royal Academy of Music, his alma mater
  • 1989-91 commissioned by Royal Shakespeare Company to write the music for new productions of six Shakespeare history plays
  • 1988 nominated for Ivor Novello Award in category of Best TV Title Music for BBC TV's Young Musician of the Year competition
  • 1976 composes Tuba Concerto (later becomes repertoire work world-wide), rehearsals and premiere of which featured in a BBC TV documentary, presented by André Previn
  • 1968 Music for Chamber Orchestra commissioned by the English Chamber Orchestra (first professional commission)
  • 1963-67 studies piano and composition (with Alan Bush) at Royal Academy of Music in London





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