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Edward Nesbit joined the department as Lecturer in Composition in 2018, having previously been Teaching Fellow for two years. He read Music as an undergraduate at Robinson College, Cambridge, then completed an MMus at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a PhD at King’s College London. His work has been performed by London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mahler Chamber Orchestra among many other groups. His song cycle A Pretence of Wit was shortlisted for the vocal category of the 2013 British Composer Awards.

Research Interests and PhD supervision

  • Composition

For more details, please see his full research profile.


Edward teaches composition at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Expertise and public engagement

Two of Edward’s pieces are recorded commercially:

  • To Dance on Sands (Verbier Festival – Best of 2014, Erato, 2015)
  • Parallels (Panufnik Legacies, LSO Live, 2013)