Composer-in-Residence

Handel House Museum’s Composer-in-Residence scheme is an innovative and forward thinking approach to education and new music at the House.

Handel House has run a Composer-in-Residence programme since 2005 which has proved enormously popular and successful. This year Handel House has decided to focus on nurturing a composer at the beginning of their professional career. Its aim is to bring an understanding of the composition process to a wider audience, meaningfully interpreting the history of the house and its two famous residents: George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix.

Opportunities include assisting with the museum's learning programme in partnership with the London Handel Festival; to document their experiences on the Composer-in-the-House blog; to write one commission in response to the house; and to programme a special concert series at Handel House.

Edwin Hillier

Edwin Hillier is Handel House’s first Composer-in-Residence Apprentice and his year-long residency is from 2014-2015. Click here to find out more about Edwin.

CiR Series

19, 22, 26, 29 November
Edwin Hillier bridges his musical world with Handel’s for this year’s Composer-in-Residence Series. He has invited ensembles at the forefront of the contemporary music scene and paired them with young composers at the start of their professional careers. Much like his residency, his series will complement and reflect on Handel’s life, works and modest Georgian home through present day musical techniques and technology. Each concert will include an introduction with each composer who will talk about their new commission. 

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