Ryan Wigglesworth: «To create sound means to express.»

For Composer in Residence Ryan Wigglesworth making music is communication.

As Composer in Residence, Ryan Wigglesworth will leave a legacy including a fanfare to open the Grafenegg Festival and a major new work to be premiered by the Tonkunstler Orchestra under the composer’s own baton.

It was as a boy chorister that Wigglesworth recognized that the power of music was a medium of expression. Now, he is also an acclaimed pianist and conductor.

Wigglesworth's compositions include three works for the BBCSO: Sternenfall (2007); The Genesis of Secrecy, commissioned for the 2009 BBC Proms; and the orchestral song cycle «Augenlieder», first performed by the soprano Claire Booth under the composer's direction at the Barbican in 2009. «A First Book of Inventions» was premiered by the RLPO in 2010, and his Violin Concerto, written for Gordan Nikolic and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, was first performed in Amsterdam in February 2012. His projects include a work for the tenor Mark Padmore, and an orchestral work to mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth for the Aldeburgh Festival.

His opera «The Winter's Tale», based on Shakespeare's play of the same name, was premiered at English National Opera in 2017. Always defying the boundaries between writing and performing music, Wigglesworth is the perfect choice to lead the Composer Conductor Workshop INK STILL WET.

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