Prize-winning English composer and cellist Graham Waterhouse was born in London on 2 November 1962. His father was the bassoonist and musicologist William Waterhouse. He studied at Cambridge University with Hugh Wood and Robin Holloway, and at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen and the Hochschule für Musik, Köln, and has also received guidance from Sergiu Celibidache and Siegfried Palm. Since 1992 he has lived in Munich.
He's known mainly for chamber music, including compositions for cello and voice, which he performs himself, but also writes for unusual combinations of instruments, such as piccolo quintet. His Chieftain's Salute is written for Great Highland bagpipe and string orchestra. He performed as the soloist in his own cello concerto in Mexico City in 1995.
Ensemble. A Composer of Note - Graham Waterhouse receives standing ovations at Munich's Gasteig, by Tess Crebbin
Ensemble. Musical Outlooks - Bill Newman attends a selection of concerts at London's Wigmore Hall