Biography

Philip Lawton is a composer living and working in Berlin. He studied in London with Roger Redgate, and at Durham University with Fabrice Fitch and Martyn Harry. In 2013, his piece “THERE IS NO SOLACE THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON A LONG TIME” was selected as one of three winning submissions in the London Sinfonietta’s R.S.V.P. Call for Works, and was premièred alongside Tenney’s “Postal Pieces” at the Kings Place Festival.

Performances and workshops include London Sinfonietta, Oriel Quartett, Allegri Quartet, Richard Casey, Psappha, Endymion, Bruce Nockles, and both Consortium Musicum Berlin and consortium vocale Berlin.

Philip is particularly interested in the use of space in music, as well as being inspired by composers of the Renaissance and Baroque: he has written two separate works intended for performance alongside Thomas Tallis’ “Spem in Alium”. December 2019 will see the premiere of a choral project connected to the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 (Marienvesper).

As well as writing choral works for several Berlin groups, he has made instrumental arrangements for a Berlin Philharmonic family concert, and a piano vocal score for a new opera premiered by the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.