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Faculty of Music


Ed Hughes

Ed Hughes studied at Pembroke College, Cambridge, with Robin Holloway and Alexander Goehr, and at Southampton University with Michael Finnissy. His work has been described as ‘polyphonic, clear and unique’ by the pianist, Richard Casey. Commissions include the City of London Festival (for an opera, The Birds, to a libretto by Glyn Maxwell), Brighton Festival, I Fagiolini, Glyndebourne, Tacet Ensemble and the London Sinfonietta.

Performances include the City of London Festival, Buxton Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Linbury Studio Theatre, Jerusalem Music Centre, Salamanca Festival, Sydney Festival, BBC Singers and a number of Radio 3 broadcasts. He is currently Senior Lecturer and Head of the Music Department at Sussex University.

TICKETS: The Faculty’s series of Composers’ Workshops is open to students in all years of the undergraduate music course as well as masters and doctoral students, indeed anyone with an interest in the creation of new music. Because space is limited, please email John Hopkins ( if you are not a Faculty member and wish to attend.

Tuesday, 9 February, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
2.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music