Philip Hammond

(b. 1951)
Philip Hammond
Brian Byrne

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 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.