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date: 25 August 2019

Saunders, Rebeccalocked

  • Robert Adlington
  • , revised by James Saunders

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(b London, Dec 19, 1967). British composer. After early training as a violinist and a degree course at Edinburgh University, she studied composition with Rihm in Karlsruhe, Germany (1991–4), before returning to Edinburgh to complete a PhD with Nigel Osborne (1994–7). Since 1997 she has been resident in Berlin. Saunders has won a number of prizes, including those from the Academy of Arts in Berlin (1995) and the Ernst von Siemens Foundation (1996), the ARD/BMW AG Musica Viva Prize (2000), the Paul Hindemith Prize (2003), and the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Award for Chamber Music (2008). She was a lecturer at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse (2000), and composer-in-residence at the Konzerthaus Dortmund (2005–6) and the Staatskapelle Dresden (2009–10). From 1997–2000 her works have been published by Edition Peters London, thereafter by C.F. Peters....

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