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  • David Kershaw

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(b London, Oct 28, 1938). English composer. He studied at the RAM with Harold Craxton (piano) and Howard Ferguson (composition). While serving as a projectionist at the National Film Theatre his enthusiasm for cinema led him to make a film himself. He began his career in London as composer, arranger, session keyboard player and conductor, gaining experience in radio, television and film. As a pianist in recordings for film he worked for major composers including Quincy Jones, Bernard Herrmann and Henry Mancini. His meeting with Laurie Johnson resulted in his being commissioned to compose music for ‘The Avengers’ television series (...

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