Gareth Moorcraft 1990

Gareth Moorcraft is a composer from Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan who read music at Worcester College, Oxford where he studied composition with Robert Saxton. He was later awarded an AHRC scholarship to study with Gary Carpenter at the Royal Academy of Music. Gareth is currently working on his PhD with David Sawer and Simon Bainbridge, also at the RAM.

Gareth's music has been performed widely in the UK and Europe by musicians including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the CHROMA ensemble, Endymion, and the Philharmonia Orchestra. In 2012, his work Rondo for wind trio won a British Composer Award. He has since been awarded the Tŷ Cerdd Composition Prize (2013), the Theodore Holland Prize (2016), and the prestigious RPS Composition Prize (2016). Last year, Gareth’s work Reflections (after Gibbons), composed for players from the Philharmonia Orchestra, was released on NMC records.

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