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Faculty of Music


Robert Saxton

Currently Professor of Composition at Oxford, Robert Saxton is one of the most widely recognised composers of his generation. After early encouragement and advice from Benjamin Britten, he studied with Elizabeth Lutyens and at St. Catharine’s College with Robin Holloway. Later he also had some lessons with Luciano Berio. Before taking up the Oxford post, Robert was Head of Composition at the Guildhall and then at the Royal Academy of Music. Particularly interested in large-scale harmonic and structural issues, Robert will discuss aspects of his own music in these contexts.

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, 27 January, 2015 - 14:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
2.00pm, Recital Room