Sam Buttler (b. 1996) is a composer who embraces many musical styles and idioms. He graduated in 2017 with a BA in Music from St Peter’s College, Oxford. He is currently studying for his MMus in Composition at Royal Holloway, University of London with Aaron Holloway-Nahum, John Traill, and Chris Whiter. In 2016, his work Flight from Ashes was premiered at Trinity College of Music by Grace Buttler (violin) and Irina Lyakhovskaya (piano). Sam has participated in workshops at Royal Holloway and his works have been performed around the UK and Europe, with upcoming performances in Scandinavia. In 2018, he was selected as one of eight composers commissioned for Royal Holloway’s Distant Voices, Current Drifts project with the Royal Holloway New Music Collective. He also recently recorded a trio of choral works in St Peter’s College Chapel, Oxford with Joe Davies (conductor) and singers from the University of Oxford. Also in 2018, he was chosen to participate in the 2018 Etchings Festival with the ECCE Ensemble. Since 2017, he has been working as an orchestrator and copyist for Dr Keith Hearne, composer.