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Nigel Clarke, associate composer 2009-2014

Nigel ClarkeBorn in Margate in 1960, Nigel Clarke attended the Royal Academy of Music studying with Paul Patterson. His awards included the Josiah Parker Prize adjudicated by Sir Michael Tippett and the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence – the Royal Academy of Music’s highest distinction. He has also been elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. In 2008 Nigel was awarded the title of Doctor of Musical Arts by the University of Salford.

Nigel Clarke has been associate composer of Brass Band Buizingen between 2009 and 2014; his compositions for Brass Band Buizingen include Swift Severn's Flood (2009), Earthrise (2010), When Worlds Collide - A space symphony (2012) and Mysteries of the Horizon (2012) for Harmen Vanhoorne. As a side project, he also wrote The Scarlet Flower (2013) for Sébastien Rousseau, Buizingen's flugel horn player, and the Longbow String Ensemble.

Interviews in which Nigel talks on his cooperation with Brass Band Buizingen

Nigel Clarke has been awarded the 2013 British Composer Awards (BASCA) with Mysteries of the Horizon, a Cornet Concerto (Cornet and Brass band). It takes as its expressive starting point four paintings by the Belgium surrealist, René Magritte (1898-1967).

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