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Composers' Workshop: Philip Cashian

Faculty of Music Composers' Workshop with Philip Cashian, Head of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music.
When Nov 03, 2020
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Online
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Philip Cashian

Philip Cashian was born in Manchester, England in 1963. His fast-paced style of music has been described as ‘an uncompromising reflection of the modern world’ and is regularly performed and broadcast worldwide. His wide ranging tastes and influences include Stravinsky, Zappa, Birtwistle and Sibelius. His music is also strongly influenced by the visual arts.

His extensive catalogue includes chamber, vocal and orchestral music, concertos and an opera, The Cumnor Affair, as well as music for young and amateur musicians.

Recent commissions include his String Quartet No.2, premiered by the Gildas Quartet at the 2017 St Magnus Festival and Leonora Pictures for mixed ensemble written for Psappha. The Book of Ingenious Devices was premiered by Huw Watkins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Oliver Knussen, in the 2018 Aldeburgh Festival and described in The Times as ’mesmerising music’.

Cashian has been Head of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music since 2007. Recordings of his music are available on the NMC label and his music is published by Chester Music and Composers Edition.

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