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Faculty of Music


Joseph Phibbs

Joseph Phibbs was born in London and studied at The Purcell School, King's College London (BMus, First Class Honours; MMus) and Cornell University (DMA). His teachers have included Param Vir, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, and Steven Stucky. In 2013 he signed an exclusive contract with Ricordi London, as well as an agreement with Boosey and Hawkes, who publish much of his choral music. Rivers to the Sea, his largest orchestral work to date, was premiered to widespread critical acclaim in 2012 by the Philharmonia Orchestra (cond. Salonen) and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from the Royal Festival Hall. It has since been performed extensively both in the UK and abroad, and recently won the orchestral category of the 2013 British Composer Awards.

The Faculty’s series of Composers’ Workshops is open to students of 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, 3 February, 2015 - 14:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
2.00pm, Recital Room