Philip Hammond
Photo: Brian Byrne

Philip Hammond
(b. 1951)

'I now consider myself old enough to write what I feel like writing, unfettered by considerations of fads or fashions. Often my music is
‘occasional’, text-based or image-oriented. I hope it is always
accessible in the best sense.'

Philip Hammond
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Philip Hammond graduated from Queen's University, Belfast, in 1974 with the degrees of BMus and MA. In 2003, he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Music by Queen's. As a pianist, critic and broadcaster, he has a wide reputation in Irish musical circles. As a composer, he has been commissioned to write in a wide variety of media for many leading international artists and ensembles.

(biography © Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland)

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