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Robin Haigh is a composer from east London whose music has been described as “remarkably discombobulating” (Seen and Heard International), “irreverent” (Chicago Theatre Review), “magical”, and “completely refreshing” (British Composer Awards). Recent pieces have tried to find the art in seemingly banal sources, like the howling of dogs, classroom recorder lessons, and demonstrational machinery videos, filtered through a kind of hazy 21st century romanticism. In 2017, he won a British Composer Award aged 24.
In 2019 his music was performed over thirty times across the UK, Ireland, America, and Germany by the ensembles and orchestras including the Britten Sinfonia, London Symphony Orchestra, Ligeti Quartet, Berkeley Ensemble, The Hermes Experiment, and Thompson Street Opera Company.
2020 will see the premiere of No One for harpist Oliver Wass commissioned by Presteigne Festival and the Royal Philharmonic Society, and the online premiere of Nasubi for cellist Robert Irvine of Red Note Ensemble. He is the curator of Twenty, a free collection of piano pieces written by his composer colleagues for players of all ages and abilities.
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