Ryan Latimer (b.1990) is a composer currently based in London. His music has been performed throughout the UK and Europe and has also featured in a number of festivals including Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Sounds New, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, New Generation Arts, Nonclassical, Druskomanija, Haapavesi and Frontiers Plus.
He is currently Composer-in-Association with the Workers Union Ensemble as well as associate composer for the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub project. He was also one of six composers to participate in the LSO Panufnik Scheme, which in 2013 saw the premiere of his new work for the orchestra. His recent work, Divertimento, written for the Britten Sinfonia, was premiered at Wigmore Hall and was later broadcast on BBC Radio 3. And in May 2013, he was one of six featured composers at the Austrian Cultural Forum’s Soundings Festival. In 2011, he was awarded 1st prize at the Young Composers Meeting, Netherlands,and was subsequently commissioned to write a larger work for the Dutch ensemble, Orkestde Ereprijs. As a participant in the International Composer Pyramid, his piece, Beta and Tau,written for the ICP Ensemble, was performed in the UK and France during December 2010.
Ryan studied with Joe Cutler and Michael Wolters at Birmingham Conservatoire, where he recently graduated receiving the Musicians’ Union ‘Bill Warman’ Award, Bachelor of Music Award and Composition Prize. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music, with guidance from Philip Cashian and Michael Finnissy.
Read Ryan's blog for NMC here.
Photo: Stuart Leech