John Mchugh - Artistic Director

 John Mchugh is a widely experienced composer, performer and music educator. He has composed music in many forms ranging from advertising campaigns for Lucozade and Delta Airways to ballets, music theatre, classical and multi - media works for the concert hall.  His recent commission for Liverpool’s Capital of Culture celebrations was the ground breaking ‘The Big Voice, Liverpool’ in which he set the rhythms and melodies of the ‘Scouse’ accent to music and was featured on BBC televisions ‘North West Tonight’ and Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme. He is a former graduate of The Royal Northern College of Music where he studied under the guitarist John Williams and has performed in many countries throughout the World in venues ranging from The QE2 Cruise Liner to The Royal Festival Hall. He has released a series of recordings as both performer and composer including ‘From the Famine’, ‘Here In My Home, Part 1’ and ‘Guitar Classics from Around the World’.  In 2015 John was asked to arrange the music for the visit of his Royal Highness Prince Charles to Liverpool.  He balances his teaching work as Composer in Residence at Notre Dame Catholic College School for the Arts with instrumental teaching at Liverpool University and CPD inset training for schools and colleges. He is particularly passionate about the role of music in all areas of education and believes that music has the power to improve brain functioning. 

John Mchugh is a widely experienced composer, performer and music educator. He has composed music in many forms ranging from advertising campaigns for Lucozade and Delta Airways to ballets, music theatre, classical and multi - media works for the concert hall.

His recent commission for Liverpool’s Capital of Culture celebrations was the ground breaking ‘The Big Voice, Liverpool’ in which he set the rhythms and melodies of the ‘Scouse’ accent to music and was featured on BBC televisions ‘North West Tonight’ and Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme. He is a former graduate of The Royal Northern College of Music where he studied under the guitarist John Williams and has performed in many countries throughout the World in venues ranging from The QE2 Cruise Liner to The Royal Festival Hall. He has released a series of recordings as both performer and composer including ‘From the Famine’, ‘Here In My Home, Part 1’ and ‘Guitar Classics from Around the World’.  In 2015 John was asked to arrange the music for the visit of his Royal Highness Prince Charles to Liverpool.

He balances his teaching work as Composer in Residence at Notre Dame Catholic College School for the Arts with instrumental teaching at Liverpool University and CPD inset training for schools and colleges. He is particularly passionate about the role of music in all areas of education and believes that music has the power to improve brain functioning. 


Associates

Andrew Pickering - Pulse Music-  Gaynor Quinn - Think Dance -   Mary Austin - Aftathought

Andrew Prosser - Composer, performer and educator

Musicians - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra


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