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.













































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Bo Lutoslawski