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Name: Patric Standford
Skills: Composer, Conductor, Teacher, Writer
Links: Website     
Born 1939 in Yorkshire, England; studied Guildhall School of Music, London; Venice, Italy and Warsaw, Poland with with Edmund Rubbra, Gianfrancesco Malipiero and Witold Lutoslawski; conducting with Lawrence Leonard and Norman del Mar.

Professor of Composition, Guildhall School of Music, London from 1967 to 1980; then director of music at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds, UK until retirement 1993. Currently freelance composer, conductor,writer, music journalist.

Recent composition awards include the 1989 City of Geneva 'Ernst Ansermet' Prize for Symphony No 3 'Toward Paradise'; the 1997 International 'Z Kodaly Award' of Budapest for the masque for chorus and orchestra 'The Prayer of St Francis'; and the Belgian 1999 International ClarinetFest prize for Fantasy Quintet for clarinet and strings. (Patric Standford passed away on 23 April 2014.)



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