Michael Small is an English-born composer currently living in the United States.
Michael’s works often draw on visual or literary sources and seek to place the listener’s imaginative journey at the heart of the work’s narrative. Dreams, hallucinations, memory, flight, and surreal landscapes are recurring themes and inspirations.
Michael recently received the Alan Horne prize from the Royal Philharmonic Society as part of their annual Young Composer commissions. He is currently working on his dissertation to complete his DMA from Cornell University under the tutelage of Steven Stucky.
Michael’s Royal Philharmonic Society commission White Space for solo violin recently received its premiere at the Presteigne Festival 2015 and subsequent performances in Bristol and Oxford by violinist Fenella Humphreys.
Memory Palace, written for the Momenta Quartet receives it’s New York City premiere on October 3rd during the Momenta Festival at the Tenri Cultural Institute NY.
Michael recently returned from a wonderful summer at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and enjoyed many concerts, meeting intelligent and humorous colleagues, and the stunning scenery.