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Malcolm Singer’s biography

Composer, conductor and teacher, Malcolm Singer was Director of Music at the Yehudi Menuhin School for nineteen years and currently teaches Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

He read music at Magdalene College, Cambridge before studying in Europe with both Nadia Boulanger and Gyorgy Ligeti. He was later awarded a Harkness Fellowship, spending two years at Stanford University,


Malcolm has many works to his name and is particularly known for his choral music and his pieces for young people. His many commissioners have included the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Singers and a piece for Lord Menuhin which was premièred in the Royal Albert Hall in London. Perfect Pitch (to poems by Nick Tozek) was recently performed by several hundred school children at the Shipley Festival in both Surrey and Sussex and last year Clarion Call was premièred in the Sherborne Summer School concert series, ‘Concertfest’. He is currently working on a piece for the Drayton Philharmonic Orchestra in Ohio, USA.

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