DAVID POWER (b 1962 )
David Power was born in London in 1962 but spent most of his childhood in York. He studied composition with Richard Steinitz, Steve Ingham and Roger Marsh. In the late 1990s, following a creative crisis, Power decided to write some piano pieces that would never be performed as a way of discovering what really mattered to him as a composer when external pressures and expectations were removed. In doing this, he found his true voice and, once it was clear that that had happened, he relented and allowed performances of the Eight Miniatures (1998–2001).