Richie Wang, composer

Never stop thinking, never stop writing, always fight, always be imaginative, always fearless, always believe in dreams, believe in miracles.

Robert Reid Allan, composer

I have so many differing influences and am at such an early stage of my career that if I did have a compositional language it will probably change by the next piece I write.

Celeste Oram, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? It’s hard to single out an origin story, but I was fortunate to attend a high school with a tremendously strong music & performing arts programme, and dedicated teachers: especially Ronnie Karadjov, who modelled how joyful and stimulating life could…

BCMG Wilde Lieder Marx.Music – interviews with composers

Meet the Artist is delighted to feature a series of interviews with composers from around the world who have been commissioned by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) to write music to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. Specially commissioned music by Robert Reid Allan, Sergej Newski, Celeste Oram, Frédéric Pattar,…

Alistair Hinton, composer

listen to as much music of all kinds that you can, figure out from your own instincts and from that listening experience where you want to go next and never be afraid of hard work towards the end of finding your own way, whatever the cost.