NICHOLAS MAW (1935 - 2009)
Nicholas Maw, born in 1935 in the English town of Grantham, is one of Britain’s most eminent contemporary composers. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with Paul Steinitz and Lennox Berkeley, and in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and Max Deutsch, a pupil of Schoenberg. His works comprise orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral music, concertos, comic operas, solo instrumental compositions and music for children. He died on May 2009, he was 73.