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The Composers’ Fund: Julian Anderson

The Composers’ Fund: Julian Anderson

Julian Anderson is among the most esteemed and influential composers of his generation, with regular performances both internationally and at home in the UK. Anderson was born in London in 1967, taught himself at a young age to read orchestral scores and compose, and  later studied formally with John Lambert, Alexander Goehr and Tristan Murail. He was awarded a prestigious RPS Composition Prize in 1992 at the age of 25 for his two movement work Diptych (1990) for orchestra, launching his career. His success as a composer has also fed a prominent academic career, which has included Senior Composition Professorships at the Royal College of Music (1996-2004, where he was also Head of Composition for 5 years), Harvard University (2004-7), and Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he holds the specially created post of Professor of Composition and Composer in Residence.  Anderson is also much in demand as concert programmer and public speaker. Between 2002 and 2011 he was Artistic Director of the Phiharmonia’s Music of Today concert series at the Royal Festival Hall, London, and from 2013 to 2016 he was Composer in Residence at Wigmore Hall.

Two of Julian Anderson’s landmark works, “Heaven is Shy of Earth” for mezzo soprano, chorus and orchestra (2006) and “The Comedy of Change” for ensemble (2009) have been recorded by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta respectively. With support from the PRS Foundation Composers’ Fund, the Boltini Trust and the RVW Trust, these recordings will be licensed for worldwide release on CD, download and streaming by Ondine Records. “The Comedy of Change” explores evolutionary ideas in music and nature, and has been performed regularly in concert around the world, as well as as a ballet by the Rambert Dance Company. “Heaven is Shy of Earth” mixes Latin texts with a poem by Emily Dickinson, extolling the wonder of the natural world: “Blue is blue – the world through – Amber – amber, dew – dew Seek, friend, and see – Heaven is shy of Earth…

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