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Steven Daverson (*1985) is a European composer whose work explores apparent paradoxes that arise from destructive musical forces, drawing on impossible or illogical spaces and scenarios in literature, cinema, and visual art. The music is fleeting and ephemeral, and yet possesses a latent violence that threatens to surface. 

 

His music has been performed in the UK, Europe, and the US by major ensembles and soloists; and programmed at international festivals and concert series in Aldeburgh, Berlin (UnerhörteMusik), Darmstadt, Huddersfield, London (Music of Today), Parma (Traiettorie), and Witten. A portrait CD—Shadow Walker—is available on col legno.

 

The recipient of Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Composers’ Prize in 2011, and the RPS Composition Prize in the same year, other prizes include the Mendelssohn Scholarship in 2008, and he was winner of the Jurgenson Competition in 2009. More recently, he was a Fellow at the Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg, in 2019/20.

 

Daverson received his doctorate from the Royal College of Music under Jonathan Cole, and his BMus from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). 

 

He currently teaches composition at the RNCM and the University of Cambridge.

 

More information is available at www.stevendaverson.com.

100 Words

Steven Daverson (*1985) is a European composer whose work has been commissioned and performed internationally by leading ensembles and soloists, and featured at major contemporary music festivals. 

 

The recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Daverson received his doctorate from the Royal College of Music under Jonathan Cole, and his BMus from the Royal Northern College of Music, where he currently teaches.

 

His music explores apparent paradoxes that arise from destructive musical forces. It is fleeting and ephemeral, with a latent violence that threatens to surface. 

 

More information is available at www.stevendaverson.com.

50 Words

Steven Daverson is a composer whose work has been commissioned and performed internationally and featured at major music festivals. 

 

The recipient of numerous prizes, Daverson studied at the Royal College of Music and Royal Northern College of Music.

 

His music is fleeting and ephemeral, possessing a latent violence. 

www.stevendaverson.com.

20 Words

Steven Daverson is a composer enjoying international commissions and performances, writing music that is ephemeral but with quiet aggression.

 

www.stevendaverson.com.

俳句

Steven writes music

For nice people to perform.

stevendaverson.com

This text was updated in April 2020. For the most recent version, please contact Steven directly.

All content copyright © Steven Daverson 2020  unless otherwise stated.

Background artwork:  "Untitled, 2019", UV lacquer, oil on paper. Copyright © Johannes Tassilo Walter 2019. Reproduced with kind permission.