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Hughes, Bernard (b1974)
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Bernard Hughes

born: 1974
country: United Kingdom

Bernard Hughes (b.1974) grew up in London and studied music at St Catherine’s College, Oxford; in 2009 he was awarded a PhD in composition by the University of London. His teachers have included Hugh Rice, Param Vir and Philip Cashian. Bernard Hughes’s music has been performed by ensembles including the BBC Singers, Trinity Boys’ Choir and Juice Vocal Ensemble at major venues including Symphony Hall, Birmingham and St Paul’s Cathedral. He has won awards including the Polyphonos International Prize, the William Mathias Composition Prize and the Simon Carrington Singers Composition Prize. Recent premieres have included choral works for the Seattle Pro Musica, the Three Choirs Festival and for Crouch End Festival Chorus’s 30th anniversary season. The orchestral work ANAPHORA has recently been recorded by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra and Bernard wrote songs and incidental music for the British film comedy Bill, released in 2015. Bernard Hughes is Composer-in-Residence at St Paul’s Girls’ School in London.


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