Samek Music

Artist Category: Composers

Luis Barroso

Luis Barroso was born in Madrid in 1960. He studied composition at the Superior Conservatory of Music in Madrid where he also studied modern harmony, arrangements, and music for audio-visuals. A versatile composer, his music covers different genres and styles. He has written symphonic music, chamber music, concertos for guitar and orchestra, music for solo […]

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Benjamin Fingerhut

Born in London, Benjamin Fingerhut studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since graduating in 2014, he has been working as a choral conductor, composer/arranger and music educator. Benjamin’s compositional output includes works for film, dance, concert and religious settings. Benjamin has established himself within the world of synagogue music, and has […]

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Keith Ramon Cole

Keith Ramon Cole was born in December 1938 in the Midlands and began piano lessons at the age of seven. He began to compose piano pieces and a few simple songs at the age of nine. At fourteen he went to study at The Birmingham Conservatoire and four years later moved on to The Royal […]

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Hans van Eck

Hans van Eck was born in 1958 and received his formal training in Electronic Music from Jaap Vink and G.M. Koenig at the Institute of Sonology and studied Musicology with Ton de Leeuw, prof. Frits Noske and dr. Leigh Landy at the University of Amsterdam. He graduated cum laude with a thesis about Johann Jacob […]

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Paul Harris

Following his studies at the Royal Academy of Music and the University of London, clarinettist Paul Harris has now established an international reputation as one of the UK’s leading music educationalists. He now has over six hundred publications to his name that comprise both his compositions and a vast array of books and methods relating […]

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Xander Hunfeld

X Hunfield

Xander Hunfeld was born in Velsen, The Netherlands, in 1949. He studied composition and piano with Robert Heppener, Geert van Keulen and Boukje Land at the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam. Afterward he studied philosophy with Willem R. de Jong at the Free University of Amsterdam. In 1982 he won the Valentino Bucchi Prize for ‘Trois Fables […]

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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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Rob Keeley


Rob was born in Bridgend in 1960. He studied with Oliver Knussen at the Royal College of Music, Magdalen College Oxford under Bernard Rose, and later with Robert Saxton. In 1988 he studied at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome with Franco Donatoni, and at the Tanglewood Summer Music School, where he was the Benjamin […]

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George Shrapnell

George Shrapnell graduated in 2019 with First Class Honours from Goldsmiths College, University of London where he concentrated on performance, composition, orchestration and jazz arranging. Postgraduate study continued at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under John Harle, Mick Foster and Nick Moss. He was awarded the concert recital diploma for his MMus 1st […]

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Rachel Stott


Rachel Stott has composed for diverse ensembles ranging from viol consorts to massed saxophone ensembles. Her works have been performed at the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, at UK festivals and abroad in France, Spain, Slovenia and the USA. In 2001 she wrote a series entitled Harmony and Invention for BBC Radio […]

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