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Adam Gorb (*1958)

Biography

Adam Gorb

Adam Gorb was born in 1958 and started composing at the age of ten.

At fifteen he wrote a set of piano pieces - A Pianist’s Alphabet - of which a selection were performed on BBC Radio 3. In 1977 he went to Cambridge University to study music, where his teachers included Hugh Wood and Robin Holloway. After graduating in 1980 he divided his time between composition and working as a musician in the theatre. In 1987 he started studying privately with Paul Patterson, and then, from 1991 at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he gained an MMus degree and graduated with the highest honours, including the Principal’s Prize in 1993.

His works have been performed and recorded worldwide, and several of his pieces for wind ensemble are now standard repertoire. He has also written solo,chamber, choral and orchestral music and several concertos. Adam Gorb is Head of Composition and Contemporary Music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

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