Alastair Borthwick


Alastair Borthwick is a composer and musicologist, based at the University of Hull (UK), where he is a professor. He originally trained as a physicist at Imperial College London, while studying composition privately with John Lambert next door at the Royal College of Music. Music soon became the main focus of his activity, and a PhD in music (funded by the British Academy) from King’s College London followed.

His compositions include music for soloists, instrumental ensembles, choirs and orchestras, which have been performed across the UK and Continental Europe, Turkey, China, Hong Kong and the USA. Commissions have been funded by organisations including Arts Council England, Performing Rights Society, and Beijing Modern Music Festival. They have ranged from concert to liturgical and film music. His liturgical music has been performed in the USA and at the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, as well as in various churches across the UK.

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Works by Alastair Borthwick

Festival performances of works by Alastair Borthwick

Call for Scores submissionUK premiere

LFCCM 2019