Martin Suckling was born in Glasgow in 1981. He has been commissioned by many leading orchestras and ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, London Sinfonietta, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Notable conductors of his works include Ilan Volkov, François-Xavier Roth, Robin Ticciati, Nicholas Collon, Pierre André Valade, and George Benjamin. Martin has benefited from residencies at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldeburgh, Aspen, and IRCAM, and has won numerous awards including the 2008 Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize. After studies at Cambridge, King’s College London, Yale University, and the Royal Academy of Music, Martin was appointed Stipendiary Lecturer in Music at Somerville College, Oxford. He lives in Manchester and is currently Lecturer in Composition at the University of York. Suckling’s fascination with micro-tonality is evident in some of his recent works, as is his skill in handling this aspect of his sound-world; but freshness, poetic directness and melodic exuberance are the characteristics of his music which will most strike the listener.