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leonbaird
Leon Baird
leonbaird
Blurbarian Since May 2011
Name Leon Baird
My Web Site www.leonbaird.com
Gender Male
My Occupation Composer
My Bio Born in Tynemouth 1975, and grew up in Ashington Northumberland. Started as a late developer, first playing the piano and composing at the age of 16. Mostly self taught, a year later could play significant works by Chopin & Liszt. Studied art history, philosophy and critical theory with the artist Shelagh Collins in the Lake District, before becoming a council member of the Liszt Society, at which point I moved to London and started to work with Leslie Howard.
Studied composition at Kings College London with Robert Keeley, graduating with 1st class honours. I compose music in a variety of styles, but have a unique musical language with a distinctive voice, always preferring to take the less obvious and experimental route. As a composer, I have an interest in most styles of music, and have experimented with combining different compositional techniques in unorthodox ways. Have composed a significant body of works over the years for various orchestral combinations and solo music,

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