Piers Tattersall was born in Salisbury, and his composition teachers have included Malcolm Singer, Gary Carpenter, and Joseph Horovitz.
His works have been commissioned and performed by various professional ensembles including The Orpheus Sinfonia, The Warehouse Ensemble, and the Composers Ensemble. After completing his studies at the Royal College of Music (generously supported by scholarships from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Royal College of Music) he took up a residency at La Ville Matte in Sardinia working with violinist Valentino Corvino, and pianist Peter Waters. In his ballet Rumpelstiltskin was recently performed at the Peacock Theatre (Sadler’s Wells), and his violin concerto Kreisler, l’entre deux guerres composed for the violinist Henning Kraggerud and the Britten Sinfonia was toured and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Piers is, along with pianist Christopher Guild, a founding member of The Edison Ensemble and is currently a PhD student at the university of Brunel studying with Professor Peter Weigold.
‘impressively dark...superbly conceived’ – Ivan Hewett