Aaron Holloway-Nahum’s music has been described as detailed, colourful, precise, witty, fluid and engaging. HIs pieces have been performed across the world and recorded in Abbey Road and Maida Vale Studios. Aaron is currently working with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Sound and Music, ’Embedded‘), the London Sinfonietta (‘Writing the Future‘), and clarinettist Tim Orpen (commissioned with the Britten Pears Foundation and RVW Trust). This past summer (2013) Aaron had premieres at the Cheltenham Festival (Expressions of Sea Level, the Dr. K. Sextet), the Etchings Festival in France (She Had Become a Map, harperc), and New Dots in London (How to Avoid Huge Ships, the Atea Quintet.)
In 2012, Aaron was selected as a pilot participant on the London Symphony Orchestra ‘Soundhub’ scheme. Recent commissions include Plainer Sailing, for the Riot Ensemble (LSO Discovery Concert), Le campane che Svaniscono, for the highSCORE Festival (Pavia, Italy), and the faultlines of prayer for Ensemble Konvergence (Vienna & Prague; Nov. 2011). A full-length recording project of Aaron’s music at Abbey Road Studios resulted in the CD Towards A Poorer Light, released in 2009 and available from the composer. In addition to his active schedule as a composer, Aaron works as a recording engineer, is an active advocate of new music as a writer (icareifulisten.com, Tempo Magazine) and is currently the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of The Riot Ensemble.
Aaron was the first composer to receive aDMus in Composition from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Dec 2012), where he studied with Julian Anderson on a full scholarship from the Leverhulme Trust. Previously, Aaron received his MMus in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, with Philip Cashian, and his BM in Musical Composition and an Ad-Hoc BM in Orchestral Conducting from Northwestern University. His primary composition instructors at Northwestern were Augusta Read Thomas, and Dr. Amy Williams, and his primary conducting teachers were Dr. Stephen Alltop and Dr. Mallory Thompson.
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