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BIOGRAPHY

Gabriel Jackson was born in Bermuda in 1962. A chorister at Canterbury Cathedral, he subsequently studied composition at the Royal College of Music, where he won the R.O. Morris Prize and the Theodore Holland Award. His music is regularly performed and broadcast throughout Europe, the USA and beyond. A frequent collaborator with the world’s leading vocal groups, he has recently written pieces for the 40th anniversary of the Tallis Scholars, for The Sixteen, the Latvian Radio Choir, the BBC Proms, as well as instrumental ensembles CHROMA, Red Note Ensemble, the Lunar Saxophone quartet, and two vocal works for Dame Felicity Lott. His music is recorded with increasing frequency, with over 80 pieces currently available on disc, several in multiple recordings. He has won three British Composer Awards, in 2003, 2009 and again in 2012, for Airplane Cantata for choir and pianola. From 2010-2013 he was Associate Composer to the BBC Singers.

 

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