PhD Student with Composition
King's College London
Ewan studied music at Cambridge University with Jeremy Thurlow and Robin Holloway and at King's College London, where he is currently completing a PhD under George Benjamin and Silvina Milstein. He holds an Arts and Humanities Research Award, and has also been awarded scholarships by the Vaughan-Williams Trust. Ewan has been a resident composer at the Lake
District Summer Music School, where he studied with Martin Butler. In 2007 Ewan was the inaugural winner of the Pritchard-Kennedy award for his choral work His Voice and he most recently won the Counterpoint International Competition for the solo double bass piece Fading Wingprints (2011).
Ewan has written for several UK and European ensembles: The Britten Sinfonia (2006); The Fitzwilliam Quartet (2006); the Küss Quartet (2007); Mercury Quartet (2009); Consortium5 (2010); Lontano (2010 and 2011); Bespoke Brass (2011) and the Spanish saxophone quartet The Fukio
Ensemble (2011). Ewan has also composed for various theatre and dance companies including The Pembroke Players, Cambridge Contemporary Dance Company, Bottlefed, Katie Green and Isobel Cohen.
Whilst focusing on composition Ewan is an active musician as a conductor, teacher and performer on cello and double bass, and is the artistic director of the recently developed Ealdwic Ensemble.