north east scotland's festival of new music

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David Ward

1958 - 1961 studied composition with Alexander Goehr
1986 - 1998 resident on the island of Yell, Shetland
1998 - resident near Aberchirder, Banffshire

David Ward's music has been commissioned by, amongst others, the BBC, London Festival Orchestra, Edinburgh Quartet, Bingham String Quartet, Saltire Quartet, Shetland Arts Trust, Woodend Music Society, Ross Pople, Michael Beeston, Shinobu Miki, Nigel Boddice and Richard Stilgoe, with funds from the Arts Council of GB, the Scottish Arts Council, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the National Lottery as well as sponsors, subscribers and trust funds. David has also received direct grants from the Arts Council of Great Britain, the Scottish Arts Council and Enterprise North East as well as from the Hope-Scott Trust, John Younger Trust and other trusts and foundations.

The Scene between Greta and the Robber Girl from David Ward's opera The Snow Queen, performed by Teresa Cahill and Elizabeth Bainbridge, with The London Sinfonietta conducted by Howard Williams.
audio clip included with kind permission
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events in 2010 with David Ward
  Date Day Time Location Event Details
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12Fri 7.30 pmBanchorySteve Bingham, electric violin/loops and Emily White, trombone/violin/voice