WEEK ONE 29 July to 5 August
WEEK TWO 5 to 12 August
Malcolm Singer, composer and conductor, teaches Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was Director of Music at the Yehudi Menuhin School from 1998 to 2017. He read music at Magdalene College, Cambridge before studying in Europe with both Nadia Boulanger and Gyorgy Ligeti. He was later awarded a Harkness Fellowship, spending two years at Stanford University, California. Malcolm’s compositions include Making Music, a commission by the BBC Symphony Orchestra
and Kaddish for 24 solo voices written for the BBC Singers. A Hopeful Place was conducted by Lord Menuhin in the Royal Albert Hall, London and his children’s cantata Dragons (to poems by Nick Toczek) is published by Music Sales, London. His opera The Jailer’s Tale was premiered by Finchley Children’s Music Group in 2010. Malcolm celebrated his 60th birthday with a concert of his music, and recent pieces include ‘Chagall’s Violin’ for seven violins commissioned to commemorate Lord Menuhin’s centenary, with performances at King’s Place and at the Wimbledon International Music Festival. This year he has been commissioned to write a choral piece for the Shipley Festival.