Jonathan Harvey b. 03/05/1939

Global reputation, particularly for his work in the field of electro-acoustic music * Commissioned by IRCAM on eight separate occasions and considered as one of the most skilled and imaginative composers using the electronic medium today * Has composed for large orchestra, ensemble and solo instrumental * Known for his choral music, most notably his church opera Passion and Resurrection * Frequently featured at all the major European music festivals * Composer-in-Residence at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (2005) * Currently writing an opera for The Netherlands Opera

"He is writing some of the most fastidious and subtly beautiful music of the present day; it embodies a degree of spiritual searching and understanding that makes the insights of currently popular ritualistic composers seem earthbound and obvious." -- The Independent