Professorial Staff - Piano and Composition
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
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 festivals including Spitalfields and at Southbank 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
The Continuum Ensemble, Roger Smalley's solo and chamber music (NMC, 2004)
BBC Radio 3's Music Matters