Ryan Latimer

Ryan Latimer (b.1990) is a composer currently based in London. His music has been performed throughout the UK and Europe and has also featured in a number of festivals including Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Sounds New, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, New Generation Arts, Nonclassical, and Frontiers Plus. In 2014, his new work, Moby Dick, will be recorded by NMC and premiered at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

He is currently Composer-in-Association with the Workers Union Ensemble as well as associate composer for the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub project. He was also one of six composers to participate in the LSO Panufnik Scheme, which in 2013, saw the premiere of his new work for the orchestra. His recent work, Divertimento, written for the Britten Sinfonia, was premiered at Wigmore Hall and was later broadcast on BBC Radio 3. And in May 2013, he was one of six featured composers at the Austrian Cultural Forum’s Soundings Festival. In 2011, he was awarded 1st prize at the Young Composers Meeting, Netherlands, and was subsequently commissioned to write a larger work for the Dutch ensemble, Orkest de Ereprijs. As a participant in the International Composer Pyramid, his piece, Beta and Tau, written for the ICP Ensemble, was performed in the UK and France during December 2010.

Other recent works have included Chloe for violist, Garth Knox; The Canon of Medicine, written for the Kenneth Page Foundation Composition Project; Uncomfortable Music, written for the distinguished piano duo, Darragh Morgan and Mary Dullea; and finally, In a Network of Lines That Intersect and Enlace, which was premiered at the Adrian Boult Hall as part of the New Generation Arts Festival 2009.

He has attended master classes from composers such as Louis Andriessen, Enno Poppe, Frederic Rzewski and Richard Ayres and in 2010, he attended the Darmstadt International Course for New Music; receiving tuition from Brian Ferneyhough and Rebecca Saunders.

Ryan studied with Joe Cutler and Michael Wolters at Birmingham Conservatoire, where he recently graduated receiving the Musicians’ Union ‘Bill Warman’ Award, Bachelor of Music Award and Composition Prize. With support from the AHRC, he is currently pursuing a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music, with guidance from Philip Cashian and Michael Finnissy.

Scores available at Composers Edition.


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