Douglas Finch

Role

Professorial Staff - Piano and Composition

Contact details

Address:

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444

Website: http://www.douglasfinch.com/pianist/

Biography

Douglas Finch was born in Winnipeg and began improvising, composing and performing on the piano from an early age with the help of his mother. He later continued studying with Winnifred Sim, Jean Broadfoot and at the University of Western Ontario with William Aide. After receiving a Masters from Juilliard in New York under Beveridge Webster, Douglas won several awards and was a finalist at the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition in Brussels. After moving to London, he co-founded The Continuum Ensemble in 1994 and has collaborated in premiering many new works. He appears regularly with the ensemble at the Spitalfields and other Festivals and at the South Bank Centre, featuring composers such as Julian Anderson, Georges Aperghis, Henri Dutilleux, Charles Ives, Claude Vivier, Errollyn Wallen, Iannis Xenakis and many others. He has composed for piano, chamber ensemble, orchestra, theatre and film and his score for the feature film Painted Angels , was described in The Independent as "an extraordinary triumph of artistic will".

For more information, visit Douglas Finch's website.

Qualifications / Educational Background

MA Juillard School, New York

Creative Outputs

Recordings:

The Continuum Ensemble, Roger Smalley's solo and chamber music (NMC, 2004)

Broadcasts:

CBC's Morningside
BBC Radio 3's Music Matters

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