Dr Edward Nesbit
Senior Lecturer in Composition
The work of composer Edward Nesbit has been performed by groups such as London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia in venues including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room and Barbican Hall; his work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and featured in the Aldeburgh and Verbier Festivals. His song cycle A Pretence of Wit was shortlisted for the vocal category of the British Composer Awards. Recent projects include two portrait CDs of his choral music – Sacred Choral Music (2022) and Nativity (2024) – performed by The Choir of King’s College London and their director Joseph Fort, and released on Delphian Records.
Born in 1986, Edward Nesbit studied at Cambridge University, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and King’s College London with composers including Julian Anderson and George Benjamin. He is Senior Lecturer in Composition at King’s College London.
Research Interests and PhD supervision
Edward teaches composition and orchestration at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Expertise and public engagement
Edward has a strong interest in impact and public engagement, including a large-scale project funded by the AHRC Impact Acceleration Fund and carried out in collaboration with South West Essex Choir.
- Songs of Sorrow for baritone and piano
- Mass for soprano, choir and organ
- Jonah for mezzo-soprano and piano
- Four Ballades (after Chopin) for piano
- In Antarctica for soprano and piano
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