Mark Bowden (composer)

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Mark Bowden (born 1979, South Wales) is a British composer of classical music.[1]

Bowden studied composition with Richard Steinitz at the University of Huddersfield before completing a master's degree at the Royal College of Music where he studied with Julian Anderson.[2] He has received commissions from the BBC Symphony Orchestra,[3] the BBC National Orchestra of Wales,[4] the Ulster Orchestra,[5] amongst others and his music has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3. With Anna Meredith and Emily Hall he created the Camberwell Composers' Collective.[6]

Bowden has received several awards and prizes including the 2006 Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize.[7] Bowden was the first composer in residence at Handel House Museum [8] and, with fellow composers in the Camberwell Composers' Collective, was New Music Associate at Kettles Yard in Cambridge from 2008-2010. He was the 2011-2012 Music Fellow at Rambert Dance Company.

He is currently Resident Composer at BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Director of Composition at Royal Holloway, University of London.[9]


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