Mark Simpson is a composer, clarinettist and conductor. In February 2016 he was appointed a Visiting Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.
In 2006, aged 17, Mark became the first ever winner of both the BBC Young Musician and BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year competitions. He went on to read Music at St Catherine's College, Oxford, before undertaking postgraduate studies in composition with Julian Anderson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Now emerged as a major new voice, both as a composer and clarinettist, in 2012 Mark was selected for representation by YCAT and joined the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Scheme. He went on to embark on a full publishing relationship with Boosey & Hawkes, and in 2014 won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award. He was also the recipient of the 2010 Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Award, which led to the premiere of a new ensemble work, Lethe, at the Royal Festival Hall, London. In 2015 Mark was appointed Composer in Association with the BBC Philharmonic, a position he will hold for four years.
Timings for this event on Friday 28th October 2016 are as follows:
5.00pm to 5.45pm: Mark in conversation with Alan Rusbridger, Principal of LMH, Talbot Hall
6.15pm to 7.15pm: Concert, Talbot Hall