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Peter Furniss

P Furniss

Peter Furniss is a clarinettist, improviser, researcher and educator and has performed internationally across a variety of genres, including orchestral and chamber music, a wide variety of contemporary and electronic musics, and both idiomatic and free improvisation. His work has recently focused on bringing electronics and digital technology alongside the practice of traditional instruments. He […]

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Alan Hacker (1938-2012)

Alan Hacker

ALAN HACKER OBE studied with Brymer, Kell, Cahuzac and Boskovsky. At nineteen, he joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra and was appointed professor at the Royal Academy of Music. He gained an international reputation as a champion of new music and as a pioneer of old music on original instruments. In the 1960s, he was the […]

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John Harle

John Harle

John Harle is an Ivor Novello award-winning saxophonist, composer, and record producer. John’s performance of Birtwistle’s saxophone concerto Panic at the Last Night of the BBC Proms in 1995 was cited by many critics as the most controversial premiere of a new musical work since Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in 1913. He has performed with countless orchestras and […]

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Roger Heaton

ROGER HEATON

(clarinet/bass-clarinet) Roger Heaton, clarinettist and conductor, specialises in contemporary music and has worked with many leading composers including Birtwistle, Bryars, Feldman, Ferneyhough, Henze and Volans. He appears at major international festivals as a soloist, with the Kreutzer and Arditti Quartets, as a member of the Gavin Bryars Ensemble and Music Projects London, with his own […]

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Joshua Heaney

Described as “extremely sensitive dynamically, with a beautiful sound” by renowned British conductor Timothy Reynish, Joshua Heaney is an award-winning concert saxophonist seeking novel expression, storytelling, and human connection through contemporary music. Joshua has collaborated with, commissioned, and premiered over 40 works by distinguished and emerging composers such as Augusta Read Thomas, John Luther Adams, Marilyn Shrude, […]

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Janet Hilton

Janet Hilton

Born in Liverpool Janet won a scholarship at the age of 15 to the Royal Manchester (now Royal Northern) College of Music, where she studied clarinet and singing. Another scholarship took her to Vienna for postgraduate study. Her international solo career has taken her all over Europe and to Canada and the USA, where for […]

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Kyle Horch

Kyle Horch

Kyle Horch studied with Frederick Hemke at Northwestern University in Chicago, and with Stephen Trier at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. As a student and young professional musician, he won prizes at competitions in Britain, Europe, and the USA. He made his London debut at the Purcell Room in 1989, and […]

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Rob Howat

Rob Howat is a composer/ arranger and musician based in London. With a strong rhythmic drive his music broadly falls under the post minimalist label, taking influences minimalist music of the 60’s and 70’s to contemporary electronic music, as well as funk and progressive rock. He has written for soloists and ensembles, film and TV […]

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Chris Jolly

Chris studied music at the University of Huddersfield completing a Masters (MMus) in composition in 2010. Since then Chris has been busy performing with numerous ensembles all over the country as well as tours to Europe and Thailand. As a saxophonist he is currently with include the Northern Saxophone Quartet, Tribune, Equinox, SF7, Just Jazz, […]

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Reginald Kell (1906-1981)

Reginald Kell

Reginald Kell was born in the city of York, England,on 8 April 1906, the son of Frederick Kell, a well-known local musician who did his best to persuade the boy to study the violin from the age of seven.The young Reg hated it and, when his father went off to war in 1914, he took […]

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