Brian Ferneyhough

Brian Ferneyhough was born in Coventry in January of 1943. He now lives in California, having moved there in 1987.

He studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music in London in his twenties. After receiving the Mendelssohn Scholarship in 1968, he moved to Amsterdam to continue his studies. He eventually made his way to California and became Professor of Music at the University of California in San Diego. He is currently William H. Bonsall Professor (Composition) at Stanford University, a position he has held since 2000. His teaching has also extended to several guest professorships at other universities over the years.

Many consider him a key player in the New Complexity movement. I found this article from 2012 by Tom Service an interesting read and explanation about complexity in music http://www.theguardian.com/music/tomserviceblog/2012/sep/10/contemporary-music-guide-brian-ferneyhough On March 20th, we will hear the Arditti Quartet perform Dum transisset I–IV for string quartet (2007). This is one of the few string quartets by Ferneyhough.

To read more about Brian Ferneyhough, visit http://www.edition-peters.com/composer/Ferneyhough-Brian
was born in Coventry in January of 1943. He now lives in California, having moved there in 1987.

He studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music in London in his twenties. After receiving the Mendelssohn Scholarship in 1968, he moved to Amsterdam to continue his studies. He eventually made his way to California and became Professor of Music at the University of California in San Diego. He is currently William H. Bonsall Professor (Composition) at Stanford University, a position he has held since 2000. His teaching has also extended to several guest professorships at other universities over the years.

Many consider him a key player in the New Complexity movement. I found this article from 2012 by Tom Service an interesting read and explanation about complexity in music http://www.theguardian.com/music/tomserviceblog/2012/sep/10/contemporary-music-guide-brian-ferneyhough On March 20th, we will hear the Arditti Quartet perform Dum transisset I–IV for string quartet (2007). This is one of the few string quartets by Ferneyhough.

To read more about Brian Ferneyhough, visit http://www.edition-peters.com/composer/Ferneyhough-Brian

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