100 Notable alumni of
Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music is 244th in the world, 82nd in Europe, and 18th in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the Royal College of Music sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Mika

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    Mika
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersingerpianistmusicianactor
    Biography

    Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr., known by his stage name Mika, is a Lebanese-born British singer-songwriter.

  2. Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producertheatrical directorbusinesspersonsongwriter
    Biography

    Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 21 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. Several of his songs have been widely recorded and were successful outside of their parent musicals, such as "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera, "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from Evita, "Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and "Memory" from Cats. In 2001, The New York Times referred him as "the most commercially successful composer in history". The Daily Telegraph ranked him the "fifth most powerful person in British culture" in 2008, with lyricist Don Black writing "Andrew more or less single-handedly reinvented the musical."

  3. Sarah Brightman

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    Sarah Brightman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    actorsingerdancersinger-songwriteropera singer
    Biography

    Sarah Brightman is a British classical crossover soprano, singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and musician.

  4. James Horner

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    James Horner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-2015 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    composerconductormusicianorchestratorfilm score composer
    Biography

    James Roy Horner was an American composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film scores. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music.

  5. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

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    Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
    Born in
    Peru Flag Peru
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    economistpoliticianbanker
    Biography

    Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard, also known simply as PPK (Spanish: [pepeˈka]), is a Peruvian economist, politician and public administrator who served as President of Peru from 2016 to 2018. He was previously the Prime Minister of Peru from 2005 to 2006. His administration ended abruptly on 23 March 2018, following his address to the nation two days earlier, announcing his resignation from the presidency. Since 10 April 2019 he has been in pretrial detention, due to an ongoing investigation on corruption, money laundering, and connections to Odebrecht, a public works company accused of paying bribes.

  6. Lang Lang

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    Lang Lang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    classical pianist
    Biography

    Lang Lang is a Chinese concert pianist who has performed with leading orchestras in China, the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. Active since the 1990s, he was the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic and some top American orchestras. A Chicago Tribune music critic called him "the biggest, most exciting young keyboard talent I have encountered in many a year of attending piano recitals". Lang is considered by many as one of the most accomplished classical musicians of modern time.

  7. Rick Wakeman

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    Rick Wakeman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    composermusiciankeyboardistsongwriterpianist
    Biography

    Richard Christopher Wakeman is an English keyboardist, songwriter, producer, television and radio presenter, actor and author. He is best known for being in the progressive rock band Yes across five tenures between 1971 and 2004 and for his solo albums released in the 1970s.

  8. Benjamin Britten

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    Benjamin Britten
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1913-1976 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpianistpoliticianchoreographer
    Biography

    Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten was an English composer, conductor, and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and the orchestral showpiece The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1945).

  9. Gustav Holst

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    Gustav Holst
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1874-1934 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    composermusicianlibrettistmusic teacher
    Biography

    Gustav Theodore Holst was an English composer, arranger and teacher. Best known for his orchestral suite The Planets, he composed many other works across a range of genres, although none achieved comparable success. His distinctive compositional style was the product of many influences, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss being most crucial early in his development. The subsequent inspiration of the English folksong revival of the early 20th century, and the example of such rising modern composers as Maurice Ravel, led Holst to develop and refine an individual style.

  10. Ralph Vaughan Williams

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    Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1872-1958 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    conductorclassical composerchoreographerorganistmusician
    Biography

    Ralph Vaughan Williams was an English composer. His works include operas, ballets, chamber music, secular and religious vocal pieces and orchestral compositions including nine symphonies, written over sixty years. Strongly influenced by Tudor music and English folk-song, his output marked a decisive break in British music from its German-dominated style of the 19th century.

  11. Leopold Stokowski

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    Leopold Stokowski
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1882-1977 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
    Biography

    Leopold Anthony Stokowski was a British conductor of mixed Polish and Irish descent. One of the leading conductors of the early and mid-20th century, he is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his appearance in the Disney film Fantasia with that orchestra. He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned the traditional baton and for obtaining a characteristically sumptuous sound from the orchestras he directed.

  12. Alfie Boe

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    Alfie Boe
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    singeropera singerstage actor
    Biography

    Alfred Giovanni Roncalli Boe is an English tenor and actor, notably performing in musical theatre.

  13. John Williams

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    John Williams
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    musicianmusic pedagogueclassical guitaristperforming artistcomposer
    Biography

    John Christopher Williams is an Australian virtuosic classical guitarist renowned for his ensemble playing as well as his interpretation and promotion of the modern classical guitar repertoire. In 1973, he shared a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music Performance category with fellow guitarist Julian Bream for Together (released in the US as Julian and John (Works by Lawes, Carulli, Albéniz, Granados)). Guitar historian Graham Wade has said that "John is perhaps the most technically accomplished guitarist the world has seen."

  14. Gareth Malone

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    Gareth Malone
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    conductortelevision presenterchoir directormusician
    Biography

    Gareth Edmund Malone is an English choirmaster and broadcaster, self-described as an "animateur, presenter and populariser of choral singing". He is best known for his television appearances in programmes such as The Choir, which focus on singing and introducing choral music to new participants. Malone was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours, for services to music.

  15. Joan Sutherland

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    Joan Sutherland
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1926-2010 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Dame Joan Alston Sutherland, OM, AC, DBE was an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano noted for her contribution to the renaissance of the bel canto repertoire from the late 1950s through to the 1980s.

  16. James Galway

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    James Galway
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    musicianconductor
    Biography

    Sir James Galway is an Irish virtuoso flute player from Belfast, nicknamed "The Man with the Golden Flute". He established an international career as a solo flute player. In 2005, he received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music at the Classic Brit Awards.

  17. Julian Bream

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    Julian Bream
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1933-2020 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    guitaristmusicianmusic pedagoguelutenistclassical guitarist
    Biography

    Julian Alexander Bream was an English classical guitarist and lutenist. Regarded as one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of the 20th century, he played a significant role in improving the public perception of the classical guitar as a respectable instrument. Over the course of a career that spanned more than half a century, Bream helped revive interest in the lute.

  18. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

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    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1875-1912 (aged 37)
    Occupations
    composerpianistconductor
    Biography

    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was an English composer and conductor.

  19. Julian Lloyd Webber

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    Julian Lloyd Webber
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagoguecellistperforming artistchoreographer
    Biography

    Julian Lloyd Webber is a British solo cellist, conductor and broadcaster, a former principal of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the founder of the In Harmony music education programme.

  20. Neville Marriner

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    Neville Marriner
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1924-2016 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusician
    Biography

    Sir Neville Marriner, CH, CBE was an English violinist and was viewed by some as one of the world's greatest conductors. He founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and his partnership with them is the most recorded of any orchestra and conductor.

  21. Christopher Tin

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    Christopher Tin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Enrolled in the Royal College of Music
    Studied in 1999-2000
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composer
    Biography

    Christopher Chiyan Tin is an American composer of art music, often composed for film and video game soundtracks. His work is primarily orchestral and choral, often with a world music influence. He has won two Grammy Awards for his classical crossover album Calling All Dawns.

  22. Malcolm Arnold

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    Malcolm Arnold
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1921-2006 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    classical composertrumpeterconductorjazz musicianfilm score composer
    Biography

    Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold was an English composer. His works feature music in many genres, including a cycle of nine symphonies, numerous concertos, concert works, chamber music, choral music and music for brass band and wind band. His style is tonal and rejoices in lively rhythms, brilliant orchestration, and an unabashed tunefulness. He wrote extensively for the theatre, with five ballets specially commissioned by the Royal Ballet, as well as two operas and a musical. He also produced scores for more than a hundred films, among these The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), for which he won an Oscar.

  23. Anna Fedorova

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    Anna Fedorova
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    musicianpianist
    Biography

    Anna Borysivna Fedorova is a Ukrainian concert pianist. Fedorova performs as soloist, chamber musician and with symphony orchestras in the major concert halls of the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, UK, Ukraine, Poland, the US, Mexico, Argentina, and parts of Asia. Fedorova is a David Young Piano Prize Holder supported by a Soiree d'Or Award and Keyboard Trust.

  24. Clemency Burton-Hill

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    Clemency Burton-Hill
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actorsingerjournalistwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Clemency Burton-Hill is an English broadcaster, author, novelist, journalist and violinist. In her early career she also worked as an actress. In January 2020 she suffered a brain haemorrhage and underwent emergency surgery in New York City.

  25. Ola Gjeilo

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    Ola Gjeilo
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in the Royal College of Music
    Studied in 2002-2004
    Occupations
    composermusicianpianistjazz musician
    Biography

    Ola Gjeilo is a Norwegian composer and pianist, living in the United States.

  26. Laura Wright

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    Laura Wright
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Laura Kathryn Wright is an English soprano. She is a classical-popular crossover singer who performs classical and operatic music, popular songs, musical theatre, and folk songs.

  27. Peter Pears

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    Peter Pears
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1910-1986 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    singeropera singercomposer
    Biography

    Sir Peter Neville Luard Pears was an English tenor. His career was closely associated with the composer Benjamin Britten, his personal and professional partner for nearly forty years.

  28. Colin Davis

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    Colin Davis
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1927-2013 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    conductoruniversity teachermusicianmusic pedagoguemusic director
    Biography

    Sir Colin Rex Davis was an English conductor, known for his association with the London Symphony Orchestra, having first conducted it in 1959. His repertoire was broad, but among the composers with whom he was particularly associated were Mozart, Berlioz, Elgar, Sibelius, Stravinsky and Tippett.

  29. John Ireland

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    John Ireland
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1879-1962 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagoguefilm score composerorganist
    Biography

    John Nicholson Ireland was an English composer and teacher of music. The majority of his output consists of piano miniatures and of songs with piano. His best-known works include the short instrumental or orchestral work "The Holy Boy", a setting of the poem "Sea-Fever" by John Masefield, a formerly much-played Piano Concerto, the hymn tune Love Unknown and the choral motet "Greater Love Hath No Man".

  30. Barbara Thompson

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    Barbara Thompson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciansaxophonistcomposer
    Biography

    Barbara Gracey Thompson MBE is an English jazz saxophonist. She studied saxophone and classical composition at the Royal College of Music, but the music of Duke Ellington and John Coltrane made her shift her interests to jazz and saxophone. She was married to drummer Jon Hiseman of Colosseum from 1967 until his death in 2018.

  31. Richard Bonynge

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    Richard Bonynge
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1930-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    conductorpianist
    Biography

    Richard Alan Bonynge AC, CBE is an Australian conductor and pianist. He is the widower of Australian dramatic coloratura soprano Dame Joan Sutherland. Bonynge conducted virtually all of Sutherland's operatic performances from 1962 until her retirement in 1990.

  32. Gwyneth Jones

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    Gwyneth Jones
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Dame Gwyneth Jones is a Welsh operatic dramatic soprano, widely regarded as one of the greatest Wagnerian sopranos in the second half of the 20th century.

  33. Rebecca Clarke

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    Rebecca Clarke
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1886-1979 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    composerviolistmusicologist
    Biography

    Rebecca Helferich Clarke was a British-American classical composer and violist. Internationally renowned as a viola virtuoso, she also became one of the first female professional orchestral players. Born in England (of a German mother and an American father), Rebecca Clarke claimed both British and American nationalities and spent substantial periods of her long life in the United States, where she permanently settled after World War II. She was born in Harrow and studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music in London. Stranded in the United States at the outbreak of World War II, she married composer and pianist James Friskin in 1944. Clarke died at her home in New York at the age of 93.

  34. Andrew Davis

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    Andrew Davis
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    conductormusic director
    Biography

    Sir Andrew Frank Davis is an English conductor. He is music director and principal conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago, chief conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and conductor laureate of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

  35. Trevor Pinnock

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    Trevor Pinnock
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    conductorchoir directormusic pedagoguepianistharpsichordist
    Biography

    Trevor David Pinnock is a British harpsichordist and conductor.

  36. Philip Sparke

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    Philip Sparke
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposertrumpeter
    Biography

    Philip Allen Sparke is an English composer and musician born in London, noted for his concert band and brass band music. His early major works include The Land of the Long White Cloud – "Aotearoa", written for the 1980 Centennial New Zealand Brass Band championship. He subsequently went on to win the EBU New Music for Band Competition three times, including in 1986 with a commission from the BBC called Orient Express.

  37. Anna Meredith

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    Anna Meredith
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    musiciancomposer
    Biography

    Anna Howard Meredith is a Scottish composer and performer of electronic and acoustic music. She is a former composer-in-residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and former PRS/RPS Composer in the House with Sinfonia ViVA.

  38. Eugen d'Albert

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    Eugen d'Albert
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1864-1932 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Eugen Francis Charles d'Albert (10 April 1864 – 3 March 1932) was a Scottish-born pianist and composer.

  39. Steve Nieve

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    Steve Nieve
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Steve Nieve is an English musician and composer. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Nieve has been a member of Elvis Costello and the Attractions, the Imposters and Madness. He has also experienced success as a prolific session musician, featured on a wide array of other artists' recordings.

  40. Alina Ibragimova

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    Alina Ibragimova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Alina Rinatovna Ibragimova is a Russian-British violinist.

  41. Arthur Bliss

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    Arthur Bliss
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1891-1975 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    composerchoreographerfilm score composermusician
    Biography

    Sir Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss was an English composer and conductor.

  42. Sarah Connolly

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    Sarah Connolly
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Dame Sarah Patricia Connolly is an English mezzo-soprano. Although best known for her baroque and classical roles, Connolly has a wide-ranging repertoire which has included works by Wagner as well as various 20th-century composers. She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours and a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to music.

  43. Roger Norrington

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    Roger Norrington
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Sir Roger Arthur Carver Norrington is an English conductor. He is the son of Sir Arthur Norrington and his brother is Humphrey Thomas Norrington.

  44. Constant Lambert

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    Constant Lambert
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1905-1951 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    composerconductorjazz musicianfilm score composer
    Biography

    Leonard Constant Lambert was a British composer, conductor, and author. He was the Founder Music Director of the Royal Ballet, and (alongside Ninette de Valois and Frederick Ashton) he was a major figure in the establishment of the English ballet as a significant artistic movement.

  45. Eugene Aynsley Goossens

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    Eugene Aynsley Goossens
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1893-1962 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    composerconductormusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Sir Eugene Aynsley Goossens was an English conductor and composer.

  46. Julius Drake

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    Julius Drake
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    pianistmusic pedagoguemusician
    Biography

    Julius Drake is an English pianist who works as a song recital accompanist and chamber musician.

  47. Richard Harvey

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    Richard Harvey
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composer
    Biography

    Richard Allen Harvey is a BAFTA Award-winning English musician and composer. Originally of the mediaevalist progressive rock group Gryphon, he is best known now for his film and television soundtracks. He is also known for his guitar concerto Concerto Antico, which was composed for the guitarist John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra.

  48. Clara Butt

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    Clara Butt
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1872-1936 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    opera singersinger
    Biography

    Dame Clara Ellen Butt, was an English contralto and one of the most popular singers from the 1890s through to the 1920s. She had an exceptionally fine contralto voice and a surprisingly agile singing technique, impressed contemporary composers such as Saint-Saëns and Elgar; the latter composed a song-cycle with her in mind as soloist.

  49. Peter Oundjian

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    Peter Oundjian
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    conductormusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Peter Oundjian is a Canadian-American violinist and conductor.

  50. Eileen Joyce

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    Eileen Joyce
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1912-1991 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    pianistharpsichordist
    Biography

    Eileen Alannah Joyce CMG was an Australian pianist whose career spanned more than 30 years. She lived in England in her adult years.

  51. Wayne Marshall

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    Wayne Marshall
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    conductormusicianpianist
    Biography

    Wayne Marshall is a British pianist, organist, and conductor.

  52. Alexander Shelley

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    Alexander Shelley
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Alexander Gordon Shelley is an Echo Music Prize-winning English conductor. He is currently music director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, as well as principal associate conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Shelley was the unanimous winner of the 2005 Leeds Conductors Competition. From 2009 to 2017 he was chief conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra. He is also artistic director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen's Echo and Deutsche Gründerpreis winning "Zukunftslabor".

  53. Caroline Lavelle

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    Caroline Lavelle
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    singersinger-songwritercomposercellist
    Biography

    Caroline Lavelle is an English singer-songwriter and cellist who has created three solo albums and contributed vocals, music, and production help to many other artists and bands.

  54. Elin Manahan Thomas

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    Elin Manahan Thomas
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Elin Manahan Thomas is a Welsh soprano. A specialist in Baroque music, she sang at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018.

  55. David Warburton

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    David Warburton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David John Warburton is a British composer, businessman, and politician who has served as the Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Somerton and Frome since the 2015 general election. Prior to entering politics, he was the founder, chief executive and chairman of Pitch Entertainment Group.

  56. Eos Counsell

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    Eos Counsell
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Eos Counsell, also known as Eos or previously Eos Chater, is the second violinist of the all-female classical crossover string quartet Bond.

  57. Elisabeth Lutyens

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    Elisabeth Lutyens
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1906-1983 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composer
    Biography

    Agnes Elisabeth Lutyens, CBE was an English composer.

  58. Tim Mead

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    Tim Mead
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    singeropera singerperforming artist
    Biography

    Tim Mead is an English countertenor.

  59. Charles Wood

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    Charles Wood
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1866-1926 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    composerteacher
    Biography

    Charles Wood was an Irish composer and teacher; his pupils included Ralph Vaughan Williams at Cambridge and Herbert Howells at the Royal College of Music. He is primarily remembered and performed as an Anglican church music composer, but he has also written some very fine songs and chamber music, particularly for string quartet.

  60. Arnold Dolmetsch

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    Arnold Dolmetsch
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1858-1940 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    luthiermusicologistmusic theoristmusical instrument makermusician
    Biography

    Eugène Arnold Dolmetsch, was a French-born musician and instrument maker who spent much of his working life in England and established an instrument-making workshop in Haslemere, Surrey. He was a leading figure in the 20th-century revival of interest in early music.

  61. Edward Downes

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    Edward Downes
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1924-2009 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    conductoroboist
    Biography

    Sir Edward Thomas Downes, CBE (17 June 1924 – 10 July 2009) was an English conductor, specialising in opera.

  62. John Harle

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    John Harle
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    saxophonistcomposer
    Biography

    John Harle is an English saxophonist, composer, educator and record producer. He is an Ivor Novello Award winner and has been the recipient of two Royal Television Society awards.

  63. Humphrey Searle

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    Humphrey Searle
    Born in
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    1915-1982 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistfilm score composer
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    Humphrey Searle was an English composer.

  64. Colin Mawby

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    1936-2019 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    composerconductor
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    Colin Mawby KSG was an English organist, choral conductor and composer. From 1961 he was Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, then from 1981 he was the choral director at Radio Telefís Éireann. He composed masses dedicated to specific choirs, including in Germany. He was awarded Knighthood of the Order of St. Gregory in 2006.

  65. Carlos Miranda

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    1945-2016 (aged 71)
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    actorcomposerpianist
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    Luis Carlos Miranda Cordal, also known as Carlos Miranda is a Spanish composer, pianist, conductor and actor.

  66. Lilli Paasikivi

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    1965-.. (age 56)
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    singeropera singermusician
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    Lilli Katriina Paasikivi-Ilves is the artistic director of the Finnish National Opera since 2013 and a mezzo-soprano.

  67. Katharine Stewart-Murray, Duchess of Atholl

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    1874-1960 (aged 86)
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    politician
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    Katharine Marjory Stewart-Murray, Duchess of Atholl, DBE, known as the Marchioness of Tullibardine from 1899 to 1917, was a Scottish noblewoman and Scottish Unionist Party politician whose views were often unpopular in her party.

  68. Walford Davies

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    1869-1941 (aged 72)
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    organistcomposeruniversity teacher
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    Sir Henry Walford Davies was an English composer, organist, conductor and educator who held the title Master of the King's Music from 1934 until 1941.

  69. Lucy Winkett

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    1968-.. (age 53)
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    precentorAnglican priest
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    Lucy Clare Winkett is a British Anglican priest, who since 2010 has been the Rector of St James's Church, Piccadilly. Her early ordained ministry was spent at St Paul's Cathedral, London, where she was a minor canon and chaplain from 1997 to 2003, and the canon precentor from 2003 to 2010. She was the first female priest to join the clergy of St Paul's Cathedral.

  70. Nicholas McCarthy

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    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    pianist
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    Nicholas McCarthy is a British classical pianist. Born without a right hand, he was the first left-hand-only pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in London in its 130-year history.

  71. Camilla Tilling

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    1971-.. (age 50)
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    singeropera singer
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    Camilla Tilling is a Swedish soprano in opera and concert.

  72. Jason Kouchak

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    1969-.. (age 52)
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    pianistsinger-songwritersingercomposersongwriter
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    Jason Kouchak is a French pianist, composer and singer-songwriter.

  73. Douglas Lilburn

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    1915-2001 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    composer
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    Douglas Gordon Lilburn was a New Zealand composer.

  74. Simon Halsey

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    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    conductoruniversity teachermusic directorchoir director
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    Simon Halsey, CBE is an English choral conductor. He is the Chorus Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, a position he has held since 1983, and has been Chorus Director of the London Symphony Chorus since 2012. He is also artistic director of the Berlin Philharmonic Youth Choral Programme and the director of the BBC Proms Youth Choir, and Conductor Laureate of the Berlin Radio Choir. He is Professor and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Birmingham.

  75. Beatrice Harrison

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    Beatrice Harrison
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    Years
    1892-1965 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    cellist
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    Beatrice Harrison was a British cellist active in the first half of the 20th century. She gave first performances of several important English works, especially those of Frederick Delius, and made the first or standard recordings of others.

  76. Hamish MacCunn

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    1868-1916 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposerconductormusicologistmusic pedagogue
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    Hamish MacCunn was a Scottish late Romantic composer, conductor and teacher. His opera Diarmid (libretto by the Marquis of Lome), was produced at Covent Garden on 23 October 1897. His other music includes cantatas, Concert overtures, part-songs, instrumental pieces and songs, all markedly Scottish in type. He had a genuine love of Scottish folksong, and although he lived in London he was a lifelong champion of Scottish music and of the country's musical life.

  77. William Henry Squire

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    1871-1963 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogue
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    William Henry Squire, ARCM was a British cellist, composer and music professor of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He studied cello at the Royal College of Music, and became professor of cello at the Royal College and Guildhall schools of music. He was principal cello in several major London orchestras and helped to popularize the cello as a solo instrument in the early years of the 20th century by giving public concerts throughout the British Isles and making recordings; he became well known for his performances of the Elgar and Saint-Saëns cello concertos. In 1898 the French composer Gabriel Fauré dedicated his cello piece Sicilienne to Squire. Squire's own compositions were written mainly for the cello; these included several solo pieces of light character and a cello concerto; he also wrote the music for a number of songs.

  78. Sofi Jeannin

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    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    singerchoir director
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    Sofi Jeannin is a Swedish choral conductor and mezzo-soprano.

  79. Martin Shaw

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    1875-1958 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    composer
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    Martin Edward Fallas Shaw was an English composer, conductor, and (in his early life) theatre producer. His over 300 published works include songs, hymns, carols, oratorios, several instrumental works, a congregational mass setting (the Anglican Folk Mass), and four operas including a ballad opera.

  80. Gervase Elwes

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    Years
    1866-1921 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
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    Gervase Henry Cary-Elwes, DL, better known as Gervase Elwes, was an English tenor of great distinction, who exercised a powerful influence over the development of English music from the early 1900s up until his death in 1921 due to a railroad accident in Boston at the height of his career.

  81. Peggy Glanville-Hicks

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    Years
    1912-1990 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    composermusic criticjournalist
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    Peggy Winsome Glanville-Hicks was an Australian composer.

  82. Robert Thurston Dart

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    Years
    1921-1971 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    conductormusicologistmusic pedagoguecomposermusician
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    Robert Thurston Dart (3 September 1921 – 6 March 1971), was an English musicologist, conductor and keyboard player. From 1964 until his death he was Professor of Music at King's College London.

  83. Edgar Bainton

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    Edgar Bainton
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    Years
    1880-1956 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpianistmusic pedagogue
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    Edgar Leslie Bainton was a British-born, latterly Australian-resident composer. He is remembered today mainly for his liturgical anthem And I saw a new heaven, a popular work in the repertoire of Anglican church music, but during recent years Bainton's other musical works, neglected for decades, have been increasingly often heard on CD.

  84. Javier Álvarez

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    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    university teachercomposermusic pedagogue
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    Javier Álvarez Fuentes is a Mexican composer who is known for creating works that combine a variety of international musical styles and traditions that often utilize unusual instruments and new music technologies. According to composer John Adams, "The music of Javier Alvarez reveals influences of popular cultures that go beyond the borders of our own time and place." Álvarez is one of the best-known Mexican composers of his generation and many of the works in his prolific oeuvre combine music technology with diverse instruments and influences from around the world.

  85. Olga Jegunova

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    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    musicianpianist
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    Olga Jegunova is a Latvian classical pianist, born in Šiauliai, Lithuania (then Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic), and now living in London.

  86. Naftali Hershtik

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    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    singerhazzanconductor
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    Naftali Herstik is a well known chazzan (cantor) and teacher. He was born in Salgótarján, Hungary and came with his family to Israel at the age of three. He is descended from a long line of cantors and Rabbis, and was recognized as a cantorial prodigy from his early childhood, singing as a teen in concerts with Cantor Moshe Koussevitzky.

  87. Denise Orme

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    Denise Orme
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    1885-1960 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    singeropera singermusiciannoble
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    Jessie Smither, Duchess of Leinster, known by her stage name Denise Orme, was an English music hall singer, actress and musician who appeared regularly at the Alhambra and Gaiety Theatres in London in the early years of the 20th century. Married, successively, to an English baron, a Danish millionaire, and an Irish duke, she was the maternal grandmother of Aga Khan IV.

  88. Landon Ronald

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    Landon Ronald
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    Years
    1873-1938 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusic pedagoguepianist
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    Sir Landon Ronald was an English conductor, composer, pianist, teacher and administrator.

  89. Jan Latham Koenig

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    Jan Latham Koenig
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    conductor
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    Jan Betrand Latham-Koenig, is a British conductor. He was born in England, coming from French, Danish and Polish origins. He attended Highgate School and then studied at the Royal College of Music in London before he founded the Koenig Ensemble in 1976 and began his career as a concert conductor with the BBC, in 1981 and winning the coveted Gulbenkian Fellowship. He made his debut with Macbeth at the Vienna State Opera in 1988 and was appointed its permanent guest conductor in 1991.

  90. Robin Milford

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    Robin Milford
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    Years
    1903-1959 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    composer
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    Robin Humphrey Milford was an English composer.

  91. Anthony Collins

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    Anthony Collins
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    Years
    1893-1963 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerfilm score composer
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    Anthony Collins was a British conductor and composer.

  92. John White

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    John White
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    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    musiciancomposermusic pedagoguepianist
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    John White is an English experimental composer and musical performer. He invented the early British form of minimalism known as systems music, with his early Machines.

  93. Gwendolyn Masin

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    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    music pedagogue
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    Gwendolyn Masin is a Dutch and Irish violinist, author, and educator.

  94. Anthony Inglis

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    Anthony Inglis
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    conductor
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    Anthony Inglis is a British conductor.

  95. Cyril Rootham

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    Cyril Rootham
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    Years
    1875-1938 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusicologistlecturerorganist
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    Cyril Bradley Rootham /ˈruːtəm/ was an English composer, educator and organist. His work at Cambridge University made him an influential figure in English music life. A Fellow of St John's College, where he was also organist, Rootham ran the Cambridge University Musical Society, whose innovative concert programming helped form English musical tastes of the time. One of his students was the younger composer Arthur Bliss, who valued his tuition in orchestration. Rootham's own compositions include two symphonies and several smaller orchestral pieces, an opera, chamber music, and many choral settings. Among his solo songs are some settings of verses by Siegfried Sassoon which were made in co-operation with the poet.

  96. Carlos Bonell

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    Carlos Bonell
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    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    guitarist
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    Carlos Antonio Bonell is an English classical guitarist of Spanish origin. He has been described by Classical Guitar magazine as "one of the great communicators of the guitar world".

  97. Kendall Taylor

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    1905-1999 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    musicianeditorpianist
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    Edgar Kendall Taylor CBE, FRCM, Hon FRAM was a British pianist, who had an international career as a solo concert pianist. In the United Kingdom, he was well known for his concerts, which were broadcast on the BBC. He was also known for his recitals and broadcasts to the troops during World War II through the Entertainments National Service Association. He also had a career as a teacher and pedagogue.

  98. T. Tertius Noble

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    T. Tertius Noble
    Years
    1867-1953 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    composer
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    Thomas Tertius Noble was an English-born organist and composer, resident in the United States for the latter part of his career.

  99. Garth Knox

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    Garth Knox
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    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    violistviola d'amore playermusician
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    Garth Knox is a violist and Composer who specializes in contemporary classical music, and new music.

  100. Simon Bainbridge

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    Simon Bainbridge
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    Years
    1952-2021 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogue
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    Simon Bainbridge was a British composer. He was also a professor and head of composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and visiting professor at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, in the United States.