BIOGRAPHY

Jonathan Lloyd earliest success was with Cantique for orchestra, written during his student days at the Royal College of Music and included in the SPNM's 30 Year Retrospective in 1973; that same year he went on a fellowship to Tanglewood where his Scattered Ruins won the Koussevitsky Prize.

The BBC premiere of Toward the Whitening Dawn in 1981 brought wider recognition and led to a series of performances and commissions from the London Sinfonietta including a Viola Concerto and Waiting for Gozo and in 1984 a Mass, sung frequently both abroad and in the UK, including on a Contemporary Music Network Tour by the London Sinfonietta Voices.

The past decade has seen performances of Lloyd's instrumental and vocal works at major festivals - the Proms, Aldeburgh, Huddersfield, Donaueschingen, Brighton, Montepulciano - as well as the composition of five symphonies of different dimensions; Tolerance, effectively a concerto for orchestra, was premiered by the London Philharmonic under Franz Welser-Möst in 1994.

Lloyd's works include a new score for Hitchcock's silent classic Blackmail, toured in Europe and the USA with screenings of the film; a Violin Concerto written for Ernst Kovacic (1995); and And Beyond (1998), written to celebrate the London Sinfonietta's 30th anniversary and the composer's 50th birthday year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Image credit: 
Bo Lutoslawski