Commissioned pieces Composer Biographies

Jay Capperauld

Scottish composer Jay Capperauld (born 1989) graduated Masters in Composition with
Distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2014 under the tutelage of Dr Gordon
McPherson. Jay has written for various Artists & Ensembles including; BBC Philharmonic,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The National Youth
Orchestra of Scotland, Hebrides Ensemble, The Wallace Collection, Red Note Ensemble,
Workers Union Ensemble, the Glasgow New Music Expedition and has written solo works for
Katherine Bryan of the RSNO, Alison Teale of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Young
Musician of the Year 2012, Laura van der Heijden, and most recently wrote a Piano Concerto
‘Endlings’ for the pianist James Willshire which premiered with the National Youth Orchestra
of Scotland Symphony Orchestra during their Spring Tour in 2018. Jay has had his works
conducted under many prestigious batons including Martyn Brabbins, Thomas Dausgaard,
Ilan Volkov, Sir James MacMillan, Jessica Cottis, Peter Wiegold, Garry Walker and Pierre-
André Valade. Jay’s works have also been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of its ‘New
Year, New Music’ programme and as part of BBC Radio 3’s new music flagship ‘Hear and
Now’. Jay has won many prizes for his composition including the Craig Armstrong Prize
2014 and most recently took part in the inaugural Composers’ Hub scheme 2015/2016 as a
Composer with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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Peter Longworth

Described as “dazzlingly-atmospheric” (The Glasgow Herald) and “likeably quirky” (Classical
Source), Peter Longworth's music has been performed internationally in countries including
the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, as well as in
British venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Cadogan Hall,
the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, St Martin in the Fields and St John's Smith Square.
Peter has been commissioned by ensembles such as the London Mozart Players, the
Hebrides Ensemble, the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and the Mahler Players, and
performances of his pieces have been given by members of the London Philharmonic
Orchestra, as well as by RSNO Alchemy, Red Note, the Amersfoort Jeugd Orkest, and the
New York-based ensemble Face the Music. His music has also been workshopped publicly
by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Born in 1990, Peter is an alumnus of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Young
Composers Programme (mentored by composer, Magnus Lindberg), the Royal Scottish
National Orchestra's Composers Hub, and Psappha Ensemble's Composing for… scheme.
He studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Matthew King, and
at the Royal College of Music with Mark-Anthony Turnage, supported by a Douglas and Hilda
Simmonds Award, a Dewar Arts Award, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the RVW
Trust. A finalist in the orchestral category of the 2014 Keuris Composers Contest and the
2015 Philip Bates Composition Prize, Peter's work often draws on his strong affinity with
Italian culture for inspiration. He is currently studying for a PhD in composition at the Royal
Conservatoire of Scotland with composer, Stuart MacRae.

Upcoming projects include performances in the Ferrandou Musique (France), the Elysian
Music Festival (London), and a recording of In the Golden Shadows of Dawn with the Brno
Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor, Mikel Toms for Ablaze Records.

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