Philip Grange Recordings
Philip Grange was born in London in 1956 and studied composition with Peter Maxwell Davies both privately and at the Dartington Summer School of Music. In 1976 he entered York University where his teachers included David Blake (composition) and Alan Hacker (clarinet). On graduating he went on to study for a doctorate in composition at York. Since then he has held the posts of Fellow in the Creative Arts at Trinity College,Cambridge, and Northern Arts Fellow in Composition at Durham University. For several years he also lectured at Exeter University and in 2001 was appointed Professor of Composition at the University of Manchester.
Grange’s works have been performed by many leading exponents of contemporary music, and have been commissioned and featured at many leading festivals in the UK and oversaes. In 2003 he was featured composer at the TWCAT conference in Taiwan. recent works have included the Clarinet Concerto for Alan Hacker, a String Quartet which was premiered by the Kreutzer Quartet, chamber works written for the group Okeanos, and in 2004 he completed a large-scale orchestral piece entitled Eclipsing. Commissioned by the BBC, this work was premiered by the BBC Philharmonic under Vassily Sinaisky.