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Name: Robert Howard
Skills: Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Player, Teacher (Bassoonist)
Phone: +44 (0)20 7328 4220 / +44 (0)7790 516167
Address: 8 Wells Court Cambridge Avenue Kilburn Park, LONDON NW6 5TH, United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
ROBERT HOWARD (b. 1977) is a composer from Merseyside, England, now living in London. Robert studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Birmingham University and currently at Goldsmiths College, University of London (PhD) with Philip Cashian. He has composed a wide variety of (primarily) instrumental works, from solo pieces to orchestral works. Robert's music has been played by various ensembles including BCMG, Gemini (Family of Man, Dual Form), City of London Sinfonia (The Island, SPNM shortlisted 2000), Goldsmiths Sinfonia (Promenade, SPNM shortlisted 2001), the Kreutzer Quartet, Concillium Brass Ensemble, IXION (Lines on A Walk II conducted by Michael Finnissy) and by soloists such as Simon Limbrick and Stephen Gutman. In 1999 his String Quartet No.1. won the Gregynog Young Composers' Award of Wales and his piano music has won first prizes at several music festivals.

Robert also has a keen interest in composing for amateurs; he has composed extensively for fellow students, for several youth orchestras on Merseyside and most recently in the series of pieces titled Promenade and Lines on A Walk. These have been widely performed and recorded by several COMA ensembles. Robert is also a visiting tutor at Goldsmiths College, and bassoonist and conductor. He is currently Chair of the Forum London Composers Group. Robert's Promenade IV was published and recorded by Forum as part of their Re:Sound pack and his music is distributed by Incalcando Contemporary Music Publishing ( Future projects include a work for large orchestra inspired by the John Piper Baptistry Window in Coventry Cathedral.



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