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Gaudeamus Award 2019 Nominee

Nicholas Morrish

Nicholas is a composer, born in 1989. Recent work has focused on sound as an expression of time, the material culture of sonic media, and the integration of concrete sounds and found materials within resonant structures.

Work has been made for the London Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain and United Instruments of Lucilin amongst many others.He is the holder of the Mendelssohn Scholarship (2018), typically awarded to one composer every 2 years. Prizes have also been awarded by LSO Soundhub, The RSNO Composer’s Hub, The Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, Sound and Music’s New Voices, New Dots, Inspired by Digital amongst others. Pieces have been played at Manifeste (Fr), Rainy Days Festival (Lux), Rondo (It.), Impuls (Aust.) Huddersfield Festival (U.K.).

Nick is currently a fellow at Harvard University, where he is working with Chaya Czernowin. He is also a doctoral candidate at the Royal College of Music, where he works with Jonathan Cole. Prior to this, he studied at Oxford and Trinity Laban where he won multiple awards.