Mr Liam Grogan

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Biography

Born in 1993, Liam Grogan is a composition student at the University of Manchester studying for a PhD in Music Composition. Having graduated in 2016 from the University of Bristol with a First-class Bachelors in Music, Liam Grogan was awarded the Raymond Warren Prize for Composition and the University of Bristol Undergraduate Prize for Composition. In the same year, his piece Miniature #4 was performed and recorded by the founder of the Phasma-Music Ensemble and international flautist Iwona Glinka in Athens; this recording was released on the album One Minute in 2017 on Sarton Records. Furthermore, in 2017 Liam was a finalist at the KLK New Music Shostakovich Competition, having his work #2 for String Quartet performed at Lviv Philharmonic in Lviv, Ukraine. Liam also received the Raymond Warren Prize for Composition for a second time in July 2017 in record of his achievement during his post-graduate studies at the University of Bristol. Having been awarded a Distinction upon the completion of his Masters under the tutelage of John Pickard at the University of Bristol, he will continue his studies to doctorate level with Dr. Kevin Malone at the University of Manchester in order to pursue research into how contemporary composition explores the relationship between composer, performer and audience and how a composer can use theatricality in their work to communicate political and philosophical ideas. He is often motivated by other art forms including poetry, photography, film and theatre and is always looking for opportunities to collaborate and be involved in interdisciplinary projects.

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2017 - Master of Arts, Music, University of Bristol
  • 2016 - Bachelor of Arts, Music, University of Bristol

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