Edwin Roxburgh

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Edwin Roxburgh (born 1937) is an English composer, conductor and oboist. Edwin Roxburgh_sentence_0

Roxburgh was born in Liverpool. Edwin Roxburgh_sentence_1

After playing oboe in the National Youth Orchestra, he won a double scholarship to study composition with Herbert Howells and oboe with Terence MacDonagh at the Royal College of Music. Edwin Roxburgh_sentence_2

He also studied composition with Nadia Boulanger in Paris and Luigi Dallapiccola in Florence. Edwin Roxburgh_sentence_3

After his studies he became principal oboist of the Sadler's Wells Opera and taught composition and conducting at the Royal College of Music, where he founded the RCM's Twentieth Century Ensemble. Edwin Roxburgh_sentence_4

Together with Leon Goossens he wrote the Menuhin Music Guide for the oboe in 1977. Edwin Roxburgh_sentence_5

In 2004, Roxburgh became the acting Head of Composition at the Birmingham Conservatoire and from 2005 has acted as visiting tutor in composition and conducting, as well as workshop leader. Edwin Roxburgh_sentence_6

In 2007 his 70th birthday was celebrated in a series of concert performances showcasing a selection of his works. Edwin Roxburgh_sentence_7

In 2008 he received the Royal Philharmonic Society Elgar Bursary. Edwin Roxburgh_sentence_8

He is also Associate Composer of the London Festival Orchestra. Edwin Roxburgh_sentence_9


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