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William Carslake

Bill is a composer-traveller who writes music inspired by journeys. He is published by Shorter House. Recent commissions include ‘The Duel of the White-necked Ravens’ for choir and piano, inspired by Mount Kilimanjaro. In 2016 he explored glaciers in East Greenland for a collaboration with Little Baroque Company, poet Helen Mort and film director Richard Jones, to premiere at Poetry-next-the-Sea, 2017. Bill studied English at Cambridge and conducting at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He was Music Director of William Tuckett’s ‘Elizabeth’ at The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, in 2016. As a specialist SEN educator, Bill has worked with SEN schools across the UK to create musical productions culminating in performances at The Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham. In 2002 he founded Pembroke Academy of Music in Walworth, South London, to provide instrument lessons to children who wouldn’t otherwise have the chance. He is a trustee of the Elgar Foundation.

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