STEPHEN DODGSON (1924 - 2013)
Stephen Dodgson, born in London, studied at the Royal College of Music between 1947 and 1949. Between 1957 and 1982 he taught theory and composition at the Royal College, one of his pupils being John Williams, at that time a junior exhibitioner. Dodgson became a Fellow of the College in 1981 and in 1986 was appointed chairman of the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain.
His output includes many vocal works and orchestral pieces, as well as chamber and instrumental compositions. He also wrote for the harpsichord, clavichord and harp, as well as six virtuoso piano sonatas.