Phillip Neil Martin studied at the Royal College of Music, studying with Julian Anderson, graduating with First Class Honours in 2002 and returning to read his MMus graduating with Distinction in 2004. He also attended technology programmes at IRCAM, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme Contemporary Composition Course and undertook an spnm multimedia residency with Theatre Cryptic, Glasgow.

Phillip has won numerous awards and fellowships including the Royal Philharmonic Award, Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal, prizes at the Toru Takemitsu and Lutoslawski Award, Constant & Kit Lambert Fellow at the Royal College of Music and the post Music Creator in Residence at the London College of Fashion (supported by the PRS Foundation).

Phillip's work has been performed extensively across Europe, America and Asia recently by ensembles including the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Nash Ensemble, Schubert Ensemble, Ensemble 10/10, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Singers, Arditti Quartet and Joanna MacGregor; festival performances include the ISCM World Music Days, Gaudeamus Music Week and the Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, Spitalfields and City of London Festivals.

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Clive Barda