Julian Grant

Julian Grant was born in London, U.K., and has lived in Canada, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing before settling in the U.S in 2010. He has composed 20 operas of various lengths and sizes which have been performed by English National Opera, The Royal Opera, Almeida Opera, Mecklenburgh Opera and Tétè-a-Tétè, and, most recently, Boston Lyric Opera. His collaboration with Mark Campbell: The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr Burke & Mr Hare premiered last season, and was subsequently nominated for an International Opera Award. In addition, he has won the National Opera Association of America’s New Opera prize and been nominated for a London Theatreland Olivier Award.  

From 2002-7, he was Director of Music at St. Paul’s Girls’ School, London, a post previously occupied by Gustav Holst and Vaughan-Williams. In Hong Kong, he hosted a classical music 

radio show on RTHK and in Beijing he worked with the Beijing New Music Ensemble, and tried his hand at the Yang Qin (Butterfly Harp). He has written regularly for U.K. Opera Magazine. In 2012, his Cultural Olympiad commission Hot House, devised by Gareth Malone, was premiered at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He currently lives in Princeton and New York where he has an ongoing relationship with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. 

He also works with Trenton Music Makers, an El Sistema derived organization, putting string tuition into public schools; is an advocate for universal music education, and has written operas for children to perform.   

Biography

Julian Grant was born in London, U.K., and has lived in Canada, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing before settling in the U.S in 2010. He has composed 20 operas of various lengths and sizes which have been performed by English National Opera, The Royal Opera, Almeida Opera, Mecklenburgh Opera and Tétè-a-Tétè, and, most recently, Boston Lyric Opera. His collaboration with Mark Campbell: The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr Burke & Mr Hare premiered last season, and was subsequently nominated for an International Opera Award. In addition, he has won the National Opera Association of America’s New Opera prize and been nominated for a London Theatreland Olivier Award.  

From 2002-7, he was Director of Music at St. Paul’s Girls’ School, London, a post previously occupied by Gustav Holst and Vaughan-Williams. In Hong Kong, he hosted a classical music 

radio show on RTHK and in Beijing he worked with the Beijing New Music Ensemble, and tried his hand at the Yang Qin (Butterfly Harp). He has written regularly for U.K. Opera Magazine. In 2012, his Cultural Olympiad commission Hot House, devised by Gareth Malone, was premiered at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He currently lives in Princeton and New York where he has an ongoing relationship with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. 

He also works with Trenton Music Makers, an El Sistema derived organization, putting string tuition into public schools; is an advocate for universal music education, and has written operas for children to perform.   

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