Patrick Hawes

British composer, conductor, organist and pianist Patrick Hawes was born in Grimsby on 5 December 1958, grew up in Lincolnshire and studied music at Durham University, where he founded the University Chamber Singers.

He taught music and English at Pangbourne College and was later composer in residence at Charterhouse School and at the UK radio station Classic FM.

Since then he has achieved a high profile with works such as The Great War Symphony (2018), marking a hundred years since the end of World War I.


A selection of articles about Patrick Hawes

Spotlight. Synergies of Tradition - John Dante Prevedini is impressed by the Christmas music of Patrick Hawes. '... meticulously conceived across every perceptible dimension ...'

CD Spotlight. Sonic Distinction - The British vocal octet Voces8, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... a luminous selection of pieces spanning over four hundred years ...'