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Deborah Pritchard has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, released commercially by NMC, Signum and Nimbus and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Sinfonietta, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Singers, Manchester Camerata and the English String Orchestra.

As a synaesthetic composer she has worked with numerous visual artists including Maggi Hambling, Hughie O'Donoghue, George Shaw and Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Thorarinsdottir. Her violin concerto Wall of Water after the paintings by Maggi Hambling was performed at the National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing Theatre and held to critical acclaim by Gramophone as a 'work that will take ones breath away'. 

She studied composition with Simon Bainbridge for her MMus Degree in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music and was awarded her DPhil from Worcester College, Oxford where she studied with Robert Saxton. She currently teaches composition at both the University of Oxford and Leeds College of Music. She was composer in residence at the Lichfield Festival, 2016 through the Sound and Music Embedded scheme.


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Deborah Pritchard

New Voices 2016