Biography

Works by Aaron Holloway-Nahum (b. 1983) are published by Cadenza Music and have been performed across the world by ensembles such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Britten Sinfonia, ECCE Ensemble, Dr. K Sextet, duo Harperc and players from the London Symphony Orchestra. His work has has been commissioned by the Britten Pears Foundation, RVW Trust, Leverhulme Trust and Mary Richmond Concert Society, and has appeared at numerous international festivals including the Aldeburgh Music Festival, Etchings, highSCORE, Dartington and Bowdoin.  Aaron has had numerous broadcasts on BBCRadio 3 and is a regular host on ResonanceFM.

In 2014 Aaron will be in residency on a full scholarship at the Aspen Music Festival and will spend 5 weeks at Copland House.  Upcoming projects include new works for the LSO (‘Soundhub Scheme’), Navarra Quartet and Third Coast Percussion.

Aaron is an active advocate of contemporary music – and especially the music of his fellow emerging composers – as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of The Riot Ensemble.

Download Aaron’s current CV and works list.

Towards A Poorer LightIn 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.