Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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Highlights in 2012 included the first performance of Martin Creed’s Work No. 1375; premiere performances of Daniel Patrick Cohen’s new score for Hitchcock’s The Pleasure Garden as part of the Cultural Olympiad (and subsequently as part of the Rio Film Festival to an audience of 6000 on Copacabana Beach); and two concerts in Denmark for the 80th birthday of Per Nørgård in the presence of the composer.
Austin teaches composition, orchestration and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2009, his work there, in collaboration with the music critic Paul Morley, was the subject of a two-part BBC documentary called How to Be a Composer. His work as an orchestrator includes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet and Elysian Fields for the Rambert Dance Company.