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Luke Styles Bmus RAM, LRAM, PGdip UMdK, KA HfM, Mmus KCL

108 Burnt Ash Rd London SE12 8PU Ph: 07870230794 Born in 1982, Luke Styles is a UK based composer currently involved in a number of projects, he is the Glyndebourne Young Composer in Residence, part of the London Sinfonietta’s Blue Touch Paper Scheme and the PRSF New Music Incubator Scheme. He moved to the United Kingdom in 2001, to pursue a BMus (composition) degree at the Royal Academy of Music, following which he completed a postgraduate degree with Detlev Müller-Siemens in Vienna and then a second postgraduate degree with Prof. Wolfgang Rihm in Karlsruhe, Germany. Luke returned to the UK to study with George Benjamin at Kings College London on an Association for Cultural Exchange Study Tours Scholarship, completed in 2009. Luke has been the recipient of numerous awards and commissions including, the Wolfgang-Rihm scholarship 2008, DAAD scholarship for 06/07, PRSF New Works commission, RVW Trust commission, Britten-Pears Foundation funding, Sonic Arts Network Expo 2005 commission. Luke’s music has been played throughout the world with radio broadcasts on the ACB, BBC, and SWR2, at festivals such as the, Wien Modern, Deal Festival, Tete a Tete Opera Festival, Darbar Festival, Berio Omaggio and the Karlsruhe Silent Film Festival. Luke has attended courses such as the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music, European Choral Composers Course, the 2010/2011 Jerwood Opera Writing Programme and presented work at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Luke is also a freelance lecturer, director of Ensemble Amorpha and currently teaches composition at the Junior Trinity College of Music.

Recent Performances: Hope Dies Hard In His House

Britten-Pears Studio, Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Music

Divided Circles

Queen Elizabeth Hall


String Trio

Konzerthaus, Neue Saal, Vienna

Wien Modern Festival


The ICA, London

Ensemble Amorpha

Which obscured familiarity Propels

Konzerthaus, Neue Saal, Vienna

ISCM/Marathon II

Shades of Forward

Orangerie, Darmstadt, Germany



SWR Rosbaud-Studio, Germany


Cut and Turn

St Martin in the Fields, London

Omega Quintet

Attempts at Moving

Purcell Room, London

Timothy Orpen


Bunkyo Civic Hall, Tokyo

Ensemble KOCHI Conductor: TANAKA Yoshikazu

Room 101.1

Sound Circus Festival, Leicester Moscow Schnittke Institute Italy, Russolo Pratella Foundation

Sonic Arts Network Luke Styles


Luke Styles Biography/CV  

Luke Styles Biography/CV

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