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Darren Bloom

Composition and Musicianship


Darren Bloom conducting


Described in The Times as a composer whose music is ‘almost mystical… a genuine frisson’, Darren Bloom is a London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub alumnus and was commissioned by the Orchestra to write his chamber symphony, Dr Glaser’s Experiment. He received the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize in 2016 and a commission from the Cheltenham Music Festival for his string quartet Five Brief Lessons on Physics the following year. He recently composed New Eyes for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and was commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra and Culture Mile to write Rising for a project featuring film and dance.


Darren studied at the Royal College of Music with Edwin Roxburgh, the Royal Academy of Music with Brian Elias, the Dartington International Summer School with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, and is currently completing an AHRC funded PhD in composition at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Richard Causton. He co-founded and conducts the Ossian Ensemble, and has regularly conducted the London Symphony Orchestra’s new music events and recordings since 2014. Darren teaches composition and orchestration at the University of Cambridge and is Lead Tutor for Composition and Musicianship at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire Junior Department.

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Junior Trinity is a Saturday Music Department for 3-19 year olds. We were the first Junior Department of a UK Conservatoire to open its doors to schoolchildren on Saturdays in 1906. Since then thousands of young people have benefited from the opportunities to make music as individuals and in a wide variety of small and large ensembles. From Trinity Teenies aged 3-5 right through to university and conservatoire entrance, it is our aim to encourage a lifelong interest in music and to give our students the opportunities to develop to their maximum potential.

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