Robert Percy


Robert Percy is a composer from London. His music, comprising over 50 works, is for a wide range of instrumental and vocal ensembles. It has been performed by:  Orlando Consort (2002, broadcast by Radio 3); London Sinfonietta (St. Luke’s, 2006); cellist Beate Altenburg and accordionist Milos Milivojevic (RAM, 2005); cellist Ben Trigg (2004); guitarist Johannes Möller (Deal Festival, 2006); harpsichordist Jane Chapman (SPNM Solo Spotlights, 2007); City University Symphony Orchestra at St. John’s Smith Square (2001); female vocal trio Juice (Deal Festival commission, 2008); and several Vox Novus concerts, New York (2013-14).  In 1999, Robert won a place to participate on the International Course for Professional Choreographers and Composers at Breton Hall, Yorkshire, directed by Nigel Osborne. In 2005, his piece Everything is Permitted was selected as finalist in the Hultgren Solo Cello Works Biennial, receiving performances in the USA.  In 2006-7 he participated on the PRS/SPNM Adopt-a-Composer scheme (Lewisham Choral Society) and he twice won a place on the SPNM shortlist. Robert started out as an engineering draughtsman, followed by a period as a jazz guitarist. His PhD at City University, supervised by Rhian Samuel, was followed in 2004 by a two-year Research Fellowship in composition. He has participated in composer-based education projects, including Deal Festival and Soundinventors (SPNM, PRS), and he has lectured in orchestral and instrumental studies at City University since 2005.