David Loxley-Blount


David Loxley-Blount [b.1989] is an award-winning British composer based in London, UK. Besides performances in many churches and Cathedrals his work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, performed at the Palace of Westminster and sung under the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. Recent performances outside the UK have taken place in the USA, Switzerland, and Denmark. Recent UK performances include at Westminster Cathedral, St Mary Redcliffe (Bristol), and the first known premiere of a piece at London Bridge Station during a pop-up concert (saxophone and organ) raising money for Pipe Up for Pipe Organs.

Since winning the Composition Prize at St Albans International Organ Festival / Choir & Organ Composition Competition in 2013 he has become known best for his organ music. His ensemble instrumental music has been performed by professional ensembles including the Allegri String Quartet and the London Firebird Orchestra. David's solo instrumental music has been performed in recitals given by international saxophonists Henriette Jensen and Jonathan Radford. Wind ensembles to peform David's work include: The Norwegian Flute Ensemble, Barnet Youth Wind Orchestra, and the Symphonic Wind Orchestra of North London. His choral music has been sung by choirs including: Rochester Cathedral Choir, The Choir of St Bride's Fleet Street and St Salvator's Chapel Choir, University of St Andrews.

He was the inaugural recipient of The Eric Thompson Charitable Trust's Annual Award (2015/16) for a significant project associated with organ study, performance, composing, recording or research. His application was regarded by the Trustees as 'the most ambitious and relevant submission'. The award resulted in the composition of DuoSet (40'), a set of 4 pieces for organ and solo instruments which were premiered in October 2016 in the heart of the City of London at St Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall. As part of the Award during 2016 David studied with the internationally recognised composer Paul Patterson (at the time Paul was Manson Chair of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London).

David graduated from Middlesex University with First Class BA Honours in Music and the Dean's Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts. He is a Fellow of the National College of Music, an Associate of the London College of Music, and was elected as a Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers in 2017. He has been a member of the Independent Society of Musicians for nearly 15 years. David also holds a BSc (Open) from the Open University. He has recently become a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts. David teaches Composition, Music Theory, and Saxophone.

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