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F L Dunkin Wedd

F L Dunkin Wedd

F L Dunkin Wedd


F L Dunkin Wedd was born at Chiddingstone Castle, Kent in 1955. He studied piano and cello at school, and sang in the choir; as a teenager he played guitar and wrote material for folk and jazz groups. Composition came naturally; even before he could read music he was writing it - with his elder sister as reluctant amanuensis! But he did not settle down to serious composition until the 1980s, when he studied with Peter Aviss and Barry Seaman. His Read more on Last.fm
F L Dunkin Wedd was born at Chiddingstone Castle, Kent in 1955. He studied piano and cello at school, and sang in the choir; as a teenager he played guitar and wrote material for folk and jazz groups. Composition came naturally; even before he could read music he was writing it - with his elder sister as reluctant amanuensis! But he did not settle down to serious composition until the 1980s, when he studied with Peter Aviss and Barry Seaman. His piece Dimitri’s Train won first prize in its category in the London Chamber Group Piece of the Year competition of 2003, winning best piece for string quartet and wind solo. His works have been performed by ensembles such as the Cann Duo, the Bingham String Quartet, the Bebeto String Quartet, the Rivoli String Quartet, Kingston Brass, London String Soloists, Trio Lezard and The Cremone Trio. Instrumentalists who have performed his work include Clifford Benson (piano), David Campbell (clarinet), Rena Rzaeva (piano), harpists Danielle Perrett, Anna Wynne and Luisa-Maria Ovett; Penelope Howard (violin) and Elizabeth Moore (cello). Choirs include The Sporgersi Singers, The Sackville Singers, Wimbledon Chamber Choir and the Occasional Choir; and singers such as Jane Manning; Sarah-Jane Dale; Dilys, Sarah and Emily Benson; Susan Legg; Fiona Wight; Philip French and Sandra Graham. Performances have taken place as far afield as Germany and Azerbaijan. His works include symphonic and choral music; songs; chamber music for piano, wind, brass and strings, and music for a film. F L Dunkin Wedd is a member of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

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