BIOGRAPHY

 

Graham Fitkin is a UK composer. In his music he prefers clarity and a straight forward approach.

He has worked with orchestras such as RLPO, Halle, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and London Chamber Orchestra. He has composed for dance companies such as Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Wayne McGregor's Random Dance, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Bi-Ma. He has collaborated with ensembles including Nederlands Blazersensemble, Smith Quartet, Piano Circus, Ensemble Bash and the Fibonacci Sequence and has conducted orchestras in venues from the Lincoln Center and South Bank Centre to Aula Magna.

Performing has always been an important aspect of Graham’s work. Two recent projects were KAPLAN, for keyboards and live visuals, and STILL WARM for multiple electronically manipulated harps and sampler. These toured UK in 2006 and 2007. On both of these projects he collaborated with his partner Ruth Wall.

There have been recent collaborations with London Chamber Orchestra, Powerplant, Kathryn Stott, Will Gregory, Fibonacci Sequence, visual artist John Keys and Royal Ballet choreographer Jonathan Watkins.

In 2010 there is a new production for the Royal Ballet, a concerto for midi-harp and orchestra for harpist Sioned Williams and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and then in 2011 a new cello concerto for Yo-Yo Ma.

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Steve Tanner