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Alex Hills

Described by Tempo as “a composer of interesting and considerable gifts”, Alex Hills is based in London, where he is a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music, directing the theory and analysis programme. His music has been played at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall and the Southbank Centre to the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and the German SWR, featured on the BBC4 Classic Britannia series and recorded on the American Innova label. He has worked with a wide range of ensembles worldwide, recently including Plus-Minus, EXAUDI, Vertix Sonore and Mosaik in Europe, and Earplay and Either/Or in America. He particularly enjoys developing long-term projects with performers, for instance the violinist Aisha Orazbayeva, the cellist Lucy Railton and the pianist Roderick Chadwick. These collaborations formed a major part of his first portrait CD, featuring chamber music from 2008-13, released on Carrier Records. Orazbayeva is the featured soloist in Hills’ new work OutsideIn, which receives its world premiere tonight.