Robert Crehan (b.1991) is a composer originally from Luton, Bedfordshire.
His recent work explores abrupt cuts and interruptions, combined with sharply contrasting materials to create abstracted, and broken narratives; evocative of techniques used visual art and media.
His music has been performed, recorded, and workshopped by many ensembles and soloists, including 315 Ensemble, Le Page Ensemble, The Schubert Ensemble, EXAUDI vocal ensemble, Plus-Minus ensemble, Quatour Bozzini, Thallein ensemble, members of the London Symphony Orchestra, Kathryn Williams, Ben Smith, Fumiko Miyachi, Thomas Trotter, and conductors such as Richard Baker, Nicholas Cleobury, Mark Knoop, Daniele Rosina, Jack Sheen, and James Weeks.
He has been involved in festivals and projects including Coming Up for Air, 15 Second Harp, London Contemporary Dance School collaborations projects, the Stratford-on-Avon Music Festival, CODA Festival, and Frontiers Festival.
His work has been performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, The Place Theatre, Milton Court Concert Hall, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and Birmingham Scratch Radio.
While at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for his undergraduate studies, he studied with Ed Bennett, Seán Clancy, Joe Cutler, Andrew Hamilton, Howard Skempton, Andrew Toovey, and Errollyn Wallen among others. He is currently at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London as a postgraduate student of composition where he studies with Hollie Harding and Paul Newland, and is generously supported by scholarships awarded by the Leverhulme Trust and the Guildhall School Trust.