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Simon Bainbridge

Publisher: Novello & Co

...some of the most ambitious and daring British works of recent times. - Matthew Rye, The Telegraph

What always makes this composer’s works so rewarding is the clarity of texture, the purposefulness of direction. He selects material that remains recognisable throughout the work. There’s not a hint of intellectual showing-off, just an inexorable sense of logic enhanced by unabashed lyricism. - Annette Morreau, The Independent

Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 2012 - The Garden of Earthly Delights was commissioned by the BBC Proms and performed by Andrew Watts, Lucy Schaufer and BCMG conducted by Nicholas Collon
  • 2006-7 collaboration with architect Daniel Libeskind on Music Space Reflection
  • 2002 fiftieth birthday events in Cheltenham, Huddersfield and London
  • 2001 appointed Head of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music
  • 2000 Scherzi commissioned in celebration of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 70th anniversary
  • 1997 Grawemeyer Award for Ad Ora Incerta
  • 1983-5 Composer-in-Residence at Southern Arts
  • 1976-8 Forman Fellow in Composition at the University of Edinburgh
  • 1969-74 studied at Royal College of Music, London then at Tanglewood with Gunther Schuller

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