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Welsh composer Hilary Tann was born in Llwynypia, Glamorgan on 2 November 1947. She studied at the University of Wales, Cardiff with Alun Hoddinott and at Princeton University with J K Randall and Milton Babbitt.
Her music is published by Oxford University Press and has been recorded on various labels. She has held a series of composer residencies, and has written concertos for violin, alto saxophone and her own instrument, the cello. The popular Shakkei, a dyptich for solo oboe and chamber orchestra, commissioned by the Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts on the Welsh borders, was first performed by Virginia Shaw at the 2007 Presteigne Festival.
Hilary Tann was taught to play the shakuhachi and Japanese music has influenced her own output, as has the natural world and Wales in particular.
Further information: hilarytann.com
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