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Hugh Wood

Publisher: Chester Music

...one of our most craftsmanly composers... he fashions scores that go straight to their purpose. You can almost hear the clink of the anvil on which he hammers them out; but besides their brilliant clarity they have an athletic vigour. - Paul Driver, The Sunday Times


...imaginative richness and technical assurance. What gives this music its lasting freshness … is the natural grave and eloquence with which it speaks a language once thought heavy and inarticulate. - Financial Times




Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 2012 Highly acclaimed London premiere of Violin Concerto No.2
  • 2001 The Lindsays premiere String Quartet No 5 in Sheffield
  • 1998 UK premiere of Variations for Orchestra at Last Night of the Proms
  • 1982 Proms premiere of Symphony by the BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • 1969 Proms premiere of Cello Concerto, commissioned by the BBC
  • 1965 highly acclaimed Proms premiere of BBC commission Scenes from Comus