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David Roche 1990

David John Roche has composed pieces for vacuum cleaners and orchestra, epic planetarium shows, customised Dutch street organs, rock bands, video games, films, theatre shows, international orchestras, and anything beyond and in between. His music tends to inhabit one of two worlds. It is either celebratory and bright, consciously in opposition to the world in which it was written, or manic, detailed, and violent in response to the poverty and politics of our time. Roche’s compositions have been broadcast, televised, written about, and performed internationally to millions of people. He is the recipient of over 30 academic and professional awards.

Recent successes include winning the 2017-2018 Orion Orchestra Composition Competition, being awarded 1st place in the 2019 International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition after placing 2nd and 3rd in 2018 and 2017, participating in the final of The Future Blend Project 2018, and being shortlisted as part of the Welsh Selection for ISCM’s World Music Days 2018.


Ar hyn o bryd mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

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