PETER GRAHAM (b 1958 )
Scots-born Peter Graham gained international recognition in 2002 within the band community as the first composer outside the US to the win the American Bandmasters Association’s prestigious Ostwald Award for composition. Prior to that he had already made a significant impact on the British Brass Band scene both as an arranger (working with luminaries including Karl Jenkins, soprano Lesley Garrett and percussionist Evelyn Glennie for whom he orchestrated and composed the GRAMMY®-nominated album Reflected in Brass) and via a series of outstanding compositions that first established his reputation.
Graham taught for a significant number of years as professor of composition at the University of Salford, mentoring a generation of brass and wind composers. He is currently creative chair with Black Dyke Band and editor at www.gramercymusic.com.