Edmund Hunt is a British composer. His work has been played in the UK and abroad by ensembles including Psappha, The Royal Northern Sinfonia, Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, CHROMA, BCMG, ICARUS Vocal Ensemble, The Curious Chamber Players and CoMA (Contemporary Music for All). In 2014, he was selected for the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Leverhulme Young Composers' programme. His composition 'Argatnél' was performed by the LPO in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, and was reviewed in the Telegraph as 'the most delicately beautiful piece of the evening'.

Edmund has an MA from the University of Cambridge and an MMus from Newcastle University. He has recently completed a PhD in composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he studied with Edwin Roxburgh, Joe Cutler and Simon Hall. In 2018 he became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Arts, Design and Media at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University.

Much of Edmund’s music is inspired by the early mediaeval literature of northern Europe, and his PhD explored this area through the creation of vocal, instrumental and electronic works. Although he often uses early texts, his approach is innovative and contemporary.

Current projects include 'Adopt A Composer' with Newcastle based choir The SIngers, a duet piece for members of the ensemble Psappha, and a new work for Diphonon Duo to be performed in the Wigmore Hall, London in June.

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photography © Alan Wildsmith-Towle


Cohan Collective Residency - Bournemouth 2018

I have been selected for the Cohan Collective Professional Development Residency in 2018, working with choreographers, dancers and other composers, in partnership with Pavilion Dance South West and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Read more about the project here

Sound and Music - New Voices 2018

Over the next 18 months, I will be embarking on a new composition project with the support of Sound and Music. Read the Sound and Music press release for new Voices 2018.

Royal Philharmonic Society/Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer

Read a selection of blog posts about the role on the Wigmore Hall website.

Concert on Tuesday the 12th of June - Diphonon Duo at Wigmore Hall

Premiere of a new work composed for Diphonon Duo. More information...

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Arts, Design and Media at Birmingham City University

From April 2018, I will be based at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire as a postgraduate research fellow.

'Adopt a Composer' project with The Singers

Over the coming year, I will be working with the Newcastle based choir The Singers to create a new choral work. More information about the project, including a blog, will be available via the Making Music website:

Adopt a Composer is run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, in association with BBC Radio 3, and funded by PRS Foundation and the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust

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