I am a young contemporary composer based in London. I usually write music for classical ensembles that takes inspiration from composers like Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Debussy, Schoenberg, Bartok, Gerald Barry, Benjamin Britten, and Peter Maxwell Davies. I started composing when I was seven when I had just heard Beethoven’s fifth symphony, which is what originally inspired me to write music. I had started playing the violin two years earlier and was also taking piano lessons. I have attended CYM (centre for young musicians), in Lambeth, central London since I was 9, studying violin and composition, since the composition department was created in 2017. I was one of the two winners of the BBC Inspire Young Composers Competition in 2016. I was commissioned to write a piece which I titled "Runaway Robots" and was broadcast twice on BBC radio 3. Since then I have been involved in many other things such as the Martin Read Foundation who commissioned me to write my piece “On Somme” for baritone and piano; and the Birmingham Music for Youth Festival, where my string quartet was performed.


Jack Robinson