Edward Southall  

Edward Southall : Cambridge Young Composer of the Year 2007

Born in Hereford in 1986, Edward is currently in his first year at Queens’ College, Cambridge where he is reading Music. In 2006 Edward completed a year of studying with Mark-Anthony Turnage at London’s Royal College of Music. He has continued these lessons privately whilst at Cambridge. Edward first started composing in 2000, his first composition winning a prize in the European Piano Teachers’ Association Composition Competition. Since then he has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Composers’ Course, where he was taught by Paul Patterson and Diana Burrel, a prizewinner in the BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer Competition and has had works broadcast on BBC Radio Two, Three and World Service. Ensembles that have performed Edward’s music include the Endymion Ensemble, The King’s Chamber Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra Sinfonietta, the Royal College of Music Sinfonietta, the Contemporary Consort and the Britten Sinfonia with James MacMillan at places such as London (the Purcell Room, the Warehouse, Steinway Hall and the British Council Building), Oxford, Cambridge, Jersey and New York City (The Juilliard School). Edward is grateful to the Paul Brown Memorial Fund and the Strasser Jersey Foundation for their support. More information can be read at www.southalls.eu