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Gary Higginson

Gary Higginson, born 1952, is a composer, singer and writer on music, with special interest in the medieval and renaissance periods and 20th-century music.

Gary trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Edmund Rubbra, Patric Standford, Buxton Orr and Alfred Nieman. Later, whilst a student at Birmingham University, he continued composition studies under John Joubert.

He was Director of Music at Our Lady's Chetwynde School in Cumbria from 1996 to 2008, when he retired to become a freelance musician. He is also a Music examiner for Trinity College, London. He moved back to Herefordshire in 2011.

Gary has written over 170 compositions. These include several orchestral works, two operas for young people, three string quartets, a great deal of church and Christmas music, a piano quartet, solo sonatas for every standard woodwind and string instrument, songs and song cycles, educational music - for voices, piano solo, flute, etc - pieces for brass band and a great deal more. His music has recently been heard in South America, France and Ireland.

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