'Even more compelling the second time round' The Telegraph
Simon Holt is one of the UK’s leading composers and is currently Professor of Composition at the Royal College of Music. He has written a basset clarinet concerto for 2006’s BBC Young Musician of the Year Mark Simpson, inspired from a black and white print by the English artist, Cecil Collins, of a rampant bull-like creature with fearsome horns.
Commissioned by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
About Simon Holt
Simon Holt was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1958. After completing a foundation course at Bolton Art College, he went on to study composition with Anthony Gilbert at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He is a Fellow of the Royal Northern College of Music and of the University of Bolton.
The performance of Joy Beast will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 15 July 2017