Richard Nye


Richard Nye Richard Nye is a composer based in the UK. His instrumental, electronic, and choral works have been performed, broadcast (most recently on BBC Radio 3), recorded, and published worldwide. His first published work, Three Pyrotechnics for Solo Clarinet (1993, published by Cascade Music Publishing) is now included as part of the Trinity College Advanced Clarinet repertoire.

Richard was a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral and began composing at a young age. Guided by the Cheltenham-based composer Tony Hewitt-Jones whilst he was still at school, he later went on to study music in London, receiving his South Bank debut with 8 ‘til Late (eight hands on two pianos) performed at the South Bank Centre in 2001 by Piano 40.

Richard continues to combine writing experimental works such as Underworld, performed at the University of Bremen in 2014 by Juan María Solare, with contemporary choral, instrumental, and electronic compositions.

Recent projects have included Tronow, a new eight hands on two pianos piece that received a first performance at the South Bank Centre, and the publication of his Missa Brevis which was first performed at LFCCM 2018. It is now listed in the Banks Music Publishing catalogue.

2023 saw the premiere of Dominion by Choralia Milford. It is a work for chorus and strings set to words by his sister, the writer Kate Aranda Nye.

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Works by Richard Nye

Festival performances of works by Richard Nye

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LFCCM 2024

LFCCM 2023

LFCCM 2022

LFCCM 2018

Recorded performances of works by Richard Nye

LFCCM 2022

LFCCM 2018