I was exceptionally lucky to study at Trinity [Laban] under the tutelage of Daryl Runswick, John Ashton Thomas, Mike Garrick and Geoffrey Hanson. They were open-minded about my mainly non-classical background and encouraged me to develop my own voice, giving me confidence and encouragement.Ned Bigham
Ned studied composition and graduated in 1999 with a Postgraduate Diploma. His composition career encompasses orchestral, chamber, choral and electronica. He has written and produced songs for artists including Amy Winehouse, folk singer Cara Dillon and Leona Lewis, and his collaborations with Miami DJ Robbie Rivera have twice reached the top of the American Club Charts. His composition work includes a choral setting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet VIII for the massed choirs of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals and 'Heaven Shall Call Her from this Cloud of Darkness' for the Brodsky Quartet. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performed Staffa at the 70th Anniversary Celebration Concert of the Edinburgh International Festival, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and also staged as an installation at the National Library of Scotland. Following this, Ned released his second orchestral CD with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Staffa, which reached No. 13 in the Classical Specialist Chart. He is published by Faber Music.