British composer and conductor Duncan Ward is in demand for an increasingly exciting range of projects around the globe. Recent composing highlights include a theatrical version of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ for the National Youth Orchestra at Southbank Centre’s Imagine Festival, and a suite of Dvořák song arrangements for Magdalena Kožená and Sir Simon Rattle. Winner of BBC Young Composer of the Year in 2005, his works have since been performed by ensembles including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Streetwise Opera, Endymion Ensemble, The Sixteen, the Navarra Quartet, BBC Singers and Brass 10 at venues including the Barbican, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Cadogan Hall, and the Tate Modern. His music has been heard in India, China, the USA, and across Europe and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 2. He studied composition with Adam Gorb at the RNCM and is now signed to Peters Edition.
from notes by LSO Live © 2016