Leicester composer Rosemary Duxbury writes:
"For me, composing is an honouring of the creative spirit, an awakening and expression of an inner landscape of understanding"
Rosemary Duxbury´s music has been described as ´a special brand of minimalism in a profound spiritual context´ (Anthony Pither, former Director of Music, University of Leicester) and it is consistently reviewed as being beautiful, dream-like, pure, powerful, relaxing, accessible, melodic, classical, contemporary, ethereal and with space and heart.
Growing up in Quorn, Leicestershire, England, Rosemary Duxbury studied piano (first with composer John Brydson and later with concert pianist Marlene Fleet) and was a violinist in the Leicestershire Schools´ Symphony Orchestra under Eric Pinkett and Peter Fletcher. She went on to study Music and Inter-Arts at Bretton Hall College, Leeds University. She is a member of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and the Performing Rights Society.
Photographer, Annette Horn, has used Rosemary´s music to accompany her show at the Galerie Rover in Nuremberg entitled "Mehr als das Auge fassen kann" - which translated means "More than meets the eye", and their collaborative work has been presented at the Meistersingerhalle, Nuremberg and at the historic Reitstadl Hall in Neumarkt, Germany.
Her choral work "Angel Whisper" is performed regularly by the Kingfisher Chorale, and received its Canadian premiere by Vox Luminosa (conductor Claudel Callender) in 2011. It has been broadcast on American radio. A video of this piece is on Youtube.
Her latest CD "Mirrors of Light" (featuring her recent piano music performed by Patricia Siffert) was recorded at the award winning Potton Hall studio in Suffolk, England, and was released on the Charasound label in June 2012 with concerts in Leicester and at Gloucester Cathedral.
You can also visit ´Rosemary Duxbury composer´ on facebook.
To download mp3s or buy CD of Rosemary´s latest music visit: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rosemaryduxbury
CCA's Composer of the Month June 2013, Rosemary Duxbury, is Leicestershire born and bred and is currently the doyenne of the county’s composers. Rosemary Duxbury studied piano with John Brydson, and...
In memory of British Composer John Tavener (1944 - 2013)