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  • Professor Richard Ayres

    Visiting Professor in Composition

    "Ayres score is a fizzy cocktail of hyperactivity, Baroque poise, Straussian pastiche, tantalising tango and much more. Zany and anarchic, it nevertheless has a human core." (Barry Millington on The Cricket Recovers, Evening Standard) Richard Ayres was born in Cornwall in 1965. In 1986 he followed Morton Feldman's classes at...

  • Peter Bell

    Visiting Tutor in Composition

    Originally from Manchester but now based in Birmingham, Peter’s works span multiple disciplines and approaches from concert music through to electronics, improvisation and theatre. He studied at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Howard Skempton, Andrew Hamilton, Seán Clancy and Andrew Toovey, and won the RBC Composition...

  • Kirsty Devaney

    Young Composers Project Leader

    Kirsty Devaney is a British composer based in Birmingham where she completed her studies at Birmingham Conservatoire with Joe Cutler, Ed Bennett and Howard Skempton. Kirsty received the ‘Principal's Award’ and a Junior Fellowship from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2013. In 2011 Kirsty was shortlisted for a British Composer Award...

  • Dr Andrew Hamilton

    Composition Tutor

    Andrew Hamilton was born in Dublin in 1977 and studied in Ireland, England and The Netherlands. His composition teachers included Kevin Volans, Anthony Gilbert and Louis Andriessen. Awards include first prize in the 2001 Opera Prima Europa competition in Rome and the 2002 prize at the 8th International Young Composers Forum in...

  • Dr Liz Johnson

    Composition Tutor

    Liz studied with Philip Cashian completing her PhD at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2007. Liz’s music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and received performances all over the world: ‘refreshing…evocative in subtle tonal and textural colours’ (Independent), ‘captivating …sometimes naturalistic, sometimes ethereal…’ (Birmingham...

  • Richard Leigh Harris

    Composition Tutor

    Richard Leigh Harris (b.1956, Bristol) studied at the Birmingham School of Music(Conservatoire) and at Reading University, where he was awarded the degree of M.Mus. He has been a visiting tutor in Composition at the Birmingham Conservatoire since 1990 and is also a part-time tutor for the Oxford University Department of...

  • Dr Fumiko Miyachi

    Composition Tutor

    Fumiko is a composer and pianist. Her music is a colourful melting pot of driving rhythms, vibrant harmonies and multicultural influences of her European/Japanese background. Fumiko's pieces have been performed by artists from across the world including Opera North, the BBC Singers and many more. As a pianist, she specializes...

  • Amber Priestley

    Visiting Tutor in Composition

    The focus of Amber’s practice is derived from the meeting points found in the act of  collaboration. As both composer and sound designer, she is particularly interested in musicians who perform both music and theatre, often using open-form scores, in order to provide situations where time is not fixed. Some recent...

  • Edwin Roxburgh

    Visiting Tutor, Guest Conductor

    The diverse activities of performing, conducting and teaching have been constant motivations to Edwin Roxburgh’s principal profession, composing. Having won several prizes as a student, his professional work has been acknowledged in many awards such as the Cobbett Medal for Services to Chamber Music, a British Composers’ Award...

  • Neil Stemp

    Composition Tutor

    COMPOSER of Feature Films such as 'F', 'London Thing' and 'Going Crazy'. MUSIC EDITOR, including the Multiple Oscar-Winning 'Les Miserables'. His work on the movie won him a 2013 Golden Reel Award for Best Music Editing in a Musical Feature Film SYNTHESIZER PROGRAMMER, including 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen',...

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