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Composer: Cutting, Michael

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New Dots (and sounds) at The Forge, Camden

Yuko Ohara and Joshua Batty  ©  Cathy Pyle
New Dots is a new initiative devoted to supporting emerging composers and performers in contemporary music, and this was its second-ever concert, at The Forge in Camden.
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Biography

You can read our October 2013 interview with Michael Cutting here.

Michael Cutting is a composer currently active in both London and Manchester. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Gary Carpenter, Adam Gorb and David Horne, completing his Masters with Distinction and winning the Soroptomist Award in 2011. Michael is now working towards a PhD at King’s College London, supervised by George Benjamin. He also attended Dartington Summer School 2012 and Royaumont Voix Nouvelles Composition Course 2013, studying with Brian Ferneyhough, Oscar Bianchi and Fabian Lévy.

Michael has worked closely with such groups as Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble, Endymion Ensemble, Manchester Camerata, Composers Ensemble, Lontano, Lancashire Sinfonietta, BBC Singers and RNCM Symphony Orchestra, as well as curators such as Park Lane Group and Nonclassical. His music has been performed all over the UK and in Europe, in venues such as Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room, The Anvil (Basingstoke), Royaumont Abbey, Dartington Hall, Zurich Hochschule, The Forge (Camden), Limewharf and RNCM Concert Hall.

Michael has been awarded numerous young composer awards, including the BBC Proms Young Composition Competition (2006), the Christopher Brooks Memorial Prize (2008) and Sound and Music’s Francis Chagrin Award (2013). Most recently he was a recipient of an RPS Composer Award, commissioning him to write a new work for players from the Philharmonia Orchestra, mentored by Unsuk Chin. The new work will be performed in April 2014 in the Royal Festival Hall.