A graduate of RWCMD and RCM, Mark Boden has been commissioned by a varied range of ensembles including BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic Orches- tra, Hebrides Ensemble, Sinfonia Cymru and Camerata Nordica. Numerous works have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and his music has been performed across Europe by musicians such as Quatour Tana (Belgium), Nexus Reed Quintet (Switzerland) and Bar-tosz Woroch (Poland). Mark’s music has won numerous prizes including the inaugural British Composer Awards Student Competition (2010) and the University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Composition Competition (2011) and he was awarded the prestigious John Clementi Collard Fellowship in 2015 and 2017. Mark is currently a lecturer in Music at RWCMD where he was made an Associate in 2018. He is published by Chester Music Ltd.
Aran Browning [b. 1994] is a composer based in Glasgow, UK. He is influenced by personal experiences, everyday life, systems thinking and pop culture. He strives to create more relatable, accessible and inclusive work, often in collaboration with others.
In 2016 he graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Professor Rory Boyle and Dr Gordon McPherson, commencing postgraduate study in Systems Thinking in Practice at the Open University in 2018. He has worked with a variety of groups and artists including Ensemble Modern, Mieko Kanno, Elmvale Primary School, Red Note Ensemble, the ECME, Toronto-based visual artist Tong Lam, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London-based director Jack Lynch, NonZeroSum and through Leeds Lieder, poet Ian Harker.
Rosie Clements is a composer and festival producer living in Birmingham, UK. Her music has been performed at venues throughout Europe including the Orgelpark Amsterdam, Kings Place London and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Whilst studying composition at Birmingham Conservatoire with Howard Skempton, Sean Clancy and Errollyn Wallen, she organised her first festival: Frontiers. Since then she has been Assistant Producer of Birmingham Weekender and worked on the 2018 Commonwealth Games Handover which was broadcast around the world. Rosie continues to develop both of these passions and enjoys using her experiences to influence her work.
Chloe Knibbs is a British composer and songwriter exploring storytelling, theatricality and sidelined voices with a particular emphasis on feminist perspectives. Included in the British Music Collection, Chloe's work includes compositions for opera and music theatre, orchestra, chamber music, art song and choir and has been supported by PRS Women Make Music and Jerwood Arts.
Following studies at Birmingham Conservatoire, she has since gone on to work with a range of musicians including the Hebrides Ensemble, EXAUDI, Alauda Quartet, Birmingham Opera Company, Riot Ensemble, Psappha, CoMA and Project Instrumental. Her music has also been featured in a number of festivals including Dartington International Summer School, Birmingham Design Festival, Stratford Music Festival, RNCM New Music Festival, Birmingham Weekender and Orkney Arts Festival.