Royal College of Music, St Crispin's School
Luke bedford wonderful two headed nightingale 2011
Luke Bedford (born 25 April 1978) is a British composer.
- Luke bedford wonderful two headed nightingale 2011
- Luke bedford through his teeth 8 stages of composing
- Selected works
Bedford was born in Wokingham, Berkshire, where he was educated at St Crispin's School. He studied composition with Edwin Roxburgh and Simon Bainbridge at the Royal College of Music, and won the Mendelssohn Scholarship in 2000. This was followed by post-graduate study with Simon Bainbridge at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2007 Bedford signed to Universal Edition London.
Awards include the 2000 Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize for composers under 29 and the 2004 BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award at the British Composer Awards. In 2007, Bedford became the first compositional recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Artists' Award since David Sawer in 1993. 2007 also saw him receive a nomination for the Royal Philharmonic Society large-scale composition prize, for his song cycle On Voit Tout En Aventure. In 2008, Bedford received his second British Composer Award for his 2007 orchestral work Wreathe.
On the 24 January 2008, director of the Wigmore Hall John Gilhooly announced Bedford as the venue's first ever Composer-in-Residence. “Luke Bedford is an important young voice and a distinctive musical force, and we are very pleased that he has accepted our invitation to become our Composer-in-Residence from 2009. The position will involve composition as well as working with the Hall’s Community & Education programme.”
Luke is married to Katie (née Fox), lives in Shrewsbury, and underarms from the boundary for Beacon CC whilst bowling the occasional legspinners on a weekday.