NIGEL CLARKE (b 1960 )
Nigel Clarke studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music with Paul Patterson, winning the Josiah Parker Prize (adjudicated by Sir Michael Tippett) and the Academy’s highest distinction, the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. He gained his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Salford. In 1997 Nigel joined the United States International Visitor Leadership Program sponsored by the US Information Agency.
Nigel has previously held positions as Young Composer-in-Residence at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Composition and Contemporary Music Tutor at the Royal Academy of Music, London, Head of Composition at the London College of Music and Media, visiting tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music, Associate Composer to the Black Dyke Band, Associate Composer to the Band of HM Grenadier Guards, Associate Composer to the Young Concert Artists Trust (YCAT), Composer-in-Residence to the Marinierskapel der Koninklijke Marine (Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Associate Composer to the Royal Military School of Music and Associate Composer to Brass Band Buizingen (in Belgium). He is currently Composer to Bands Middle Tennessee State University Bands and Associate Composer to the world-famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band in the UK.
To date, Nigel has many works recorded on CD, including five dedicated and critically acclaimed discs of his music. Nigel has also co-written feature-film scores to: Jinnah, The Little Vampire, The Little Polar Bear, The Thief Lord, Baseline, and Will all of which have enjoyed a cinematic release. Nigel’s music is extensively played and broadcast internationally, and he has received performances in Argentina, Australia, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, China, Croatia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macedonia, Norway, South Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Turkey, Ukraine, the United States of America, as well as throughout the European Union.
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