Gareth Churchill

Composer

About

Gareth Churchill was born into a Welsh family in 1980, but grew up on the Somerset Levels. He studied in London with Rhian Samuel and in Cardiff with Anthony Powers; being awarded a PhD in Composition in 2007.

His commissioned output includes works for Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Musicfest Aberystwyth, Bangor Festival and South Wales Gay Men's Chorus (amongst others). 

Performances of his work have reached audiences in Austria, Belgium, Estonia, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the USA (in addition to the 'home' nations).

Deeply rooted in the post-industrial landscape of his native Wales, Gareth's work is characterised by remnants of the mechanical sitting alongside and interacting with fresh, organic growth.

In 2018 Gareth's music was the subject of a solo, 'spot-light' event at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, hosted by Ensemble Cymru and, in 2020, Hors D'oeuvres, an all Churchill digital portrait album was released on the Ty Cerdd label.

He has taught at Cardiff University School of Music, on the composers' course at Musicfest Aberystwyth and is a music teacher for Cardiff University Centre for Continuing and Professional Education.