American composer Kevin Raftery was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1951 and studied composition with Peter Racine Fricker at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
In 1989 he moved to London, UK where he studied with Justin Connolly and maintained a dual career as musician and project manager until 2004 when he retired from non-musical work.
Now a citizen of the UK and of Ireland, he sings in the New London Chamber Choir and plays bassoon in several ensembles. Composing, however, has always been his primary concern.
Further information: kevinraftery.net
A selection of articles about Kevin Raftery
CD Spotlight. Wonderfully Attuned - Robert McCarney listens to music by Kevin Raftery. '... this is one of the most richly stimulating, impressive and sheerly enjoyable CDs of music, new or old, that I have heard in quite some time.'