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John K Miles



I had great teachers at Trinity [Laban], Including Daryl Runswick and John Thomas. Both had a knack of being constructive about anything I brought to them! I also valued the academic component, under the watchful eye of Claire Nelson, which whilst challenging, without doubt changed the synapse connections in my brain!

John K Miles
John K Miles


John K Miles graduated in 2006 with an MMus in composition. He has composed numerous scores for film and television (BBC1, BBC2, Channel 4, Channel 5 and film), and written prolifically for theatre, jazz, world music and the classical concert hall. Concert commissions include On Golden Cap, for the Olympic Sailing in 2012, The Choice, to open the 2014 Bath International Music Festival and Carnival Suite for the City of London Sinfonia, published by Music Sales in 2015. His latest orchestral work The Wish is a new young person’s guide to the orchestra, scheduled for multiple performances in July 2018. John has led myriad composition projects and workshops for a range of clients including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Roundhouse and Britten Sinfonia. As an instrumentalist he has worked with artists such as Maxi Priest, Howard Moody and Gerard Presencer. John has released two solo CDs and taught at Guildhall and Trinity Laban.