The Music Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Causton as Lecturer in Musical Composition from October 2012. This post has been created thanks to the generosity of the Isaac Newton Trust.
Richard Causton studied at the University of York, the Royal College of Music and the Scuola Civica in Milan. He has worked with ensembles such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken, London Sinfonietta, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Britten Sinfonia and the Nash Ensemble. His music has been recorded on the NMC, Metier, Delphian and London Sinfonietta labels.
In 1997 he was awarded the Mendelssohn Scholarship, which enabled him to study in Milan with Franco Donatoni. Other distinctions include First Prize in the Third International ‘Nuove Sincronie’ Composition Competition, a British Composer Award and a Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In 2003-5, Causton was Fellow in the Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge.
In addition to composition, Causton writes and lectures on Italian contemporary music and regularly broadcasts for Italian radio (RAI Radio 3).
Recent works include the Chamber Symphony, commissioned by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Nocturne for 21 Pianos, premiered at the 2010 City of London Festival.
Causton is currently writing a new work for the European Union Youth Orchestra, commissioned as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. His music is published exclusively by Oxford University Press. For further information please see www.richardcauston.com or www.oup.co.uk/music/repprom/causton.