Borough New Music was set up in January 2017 as a non-profit-making trust.

Its mission has three elements, all focusing on music of our time and living composers:       

    (i)  To provide a platform for performers,

(ii)   To provide opportunities for living composers to have their work performed,

(iii)  To promote the enjoyment and appreciation of the music of today to a new audience.

Guest Artistic Directors and Trustees are appointed every season.

If you are interested in getting involved, please email boroughnewmusic@gmail.com.

Dr Nick King

Nick is an enthusiastic member of CoMA and a bass clarinet player. Before retirement, he was founder and senior partner of a large NHS practice for 23 years, during which time he ran the practice finances and managed its growth from zero to over 12,000 patients. He is honorary treasurer of London CoMA.

Clare Simmonds
Artistic Director

Clare performs regularly as a soloist and ensemble pianist, and enjoys presenting unconventional programmes. From 2016-17 she was a staff accompanist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for Jane Manning's contemporary song classes, as well as performing in several chamber groups. She also provides online marketing services to promote contemporary music and is a publicity consultant for Prima Facie Records.

Hollie Harding
Trustee/Guest Artistic Director

Hollie is a composer, researcher and curator of musical happenings in the UK and overseas. She is currently working towards a fully funded PhD in composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as the first recipient of the Trinity Laban RDP Scholarship. Her thesis explores the arena, ensemble and action spaces of music, through composition.

Ben Smith
Series 3 Guest Artistic Director

Ben is a London-based composer and performer specialising in contemporary music. He is interested in – amongst other things – phenomenological and semiotic approaches to musical analysis, and compositional encounters with silence and repetition. Ben graduated from City University in 2015, and currently studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Rolf Hind and Laurence Crane.

Patricia Auchterlonie
Series 3 & Series 5 Guest Artistic Director

Patricia Is a Canadian soprano currently working in the UK. She will be the Carne Junior Fellow at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in 2017/18, focusing her work on music from the 20th and 21st centuries and collaborating with performers from a wide variety of disciplines. She is passionate about the performance of new and unheard music.

Robert Percy
Series 4 Guest Artistic Director

Robert is a London-based composer. His music, comprising over 50 works, is for a wide range of instrumental and vocal ensembles and for mixed/digital media. It has been performed extensively in the UK, as well as in Europe and the United States, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Robert gained his PhD in composition at City University, London, where he currently lectures in orchestral and instrumental studies.

Mimi Doulton
Series 5 Guest Artistic Director

Mimi is a postgraduate scholar at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Gary Coward. In 2015 she graduated with first-class honours in Music and Languages from King's College London, where she was a choral scholar. Specialising in contemporary music, Mimi has performed new works at the Wigmore Hall, Club Inégales and as part of Rough for Opera.

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