Gareth Moorcraft (b.1990) is a British composer based in London and South Wales. His recent music often engages with ‘creative transcription’, recycling and distorting historical musical materials and tropes and presenting them in new contexts.
Gareth’s music has been performed and broadcast internationally by leading ensembles including the Philharmonia, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Endymion. His solo recorder work Diaries of the Early Worm won an Ivor Novello Award in the solo/duo category of The Ivors Composer Awards 2020. He is also the recipient of the prestigious RPS Composition Prize (2016), the Ty Cerdd Composition Prize (2012), and the inaugural BASCA British Composer Awards Student Prize (2012). Recordings of Gareth’s work have been released by NMC Recordings and Delphian Records.
Gareth studied composition with Robert Saxton (Worcester College, Oxford), Gary Carpenter and David Sawer (RAM). He also had additional lessons with Oliver Knussen. He is currently a lecturer and researcher at the Royal Academy of Music, London. In 2019, Gareth established the RAM’s Young Composer Club, which provides workshop opportunities for young composers studying in London state schools.