Jeremy Pike



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+44 161 834 9644 ext 261

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Jeremy Pike was born in 1955. He read music at King's College, Cambridge, where he took composition lessons with Gordon Crosse, before becoming a postgraduate student of composition with Paul Patterson and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music.
In 1979 he won the annual Polish Government Composition Scholarship, becoming a pupil of Henryk Górecki in Katowice. The following year the award was extended, enabling him to continue his studies in Poland.
Since returning to the UK he has directed the electro-acoustic music studios of Warwick University and the Royal Academy of Music.
In 1989 he was appointed to the staff of Chetham's School of Music in Manchester where he is now Head of Composition and Contemporary Music.
In 1998 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to undertake research in the application of new technology to the arts, visiting major centres in the USA as well as IRCAM in Paris. He has a PhD in Composition from London University.
Commissions include Missa Brevis for Warwick University Chamber Choir, a concerto for the Hallé orchestra's principal bassoonist, Graham Salvage and The Crossing Point for the City of London Sinfonia.  His output, which is extensive, includes orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music written in a highly personal style which combines an interest in new techniques with a belief that music must be a means of communication accessible to audiences. See list of principal works for further details.
He is also active as a conductor and in education. He is Chairman of the North West Composers' Association.
To commission a new work from him for any occasion or to order scores please contact
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Copyright J Pike 2000
Last revised: July 18, 2007.