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Acclaimed composer, conductor and broadcaster Professor Stephen Pratt will give his inaugural public lecture at Edge Hill University on Thursday 15 March.

Taking place in the University’s historic Hale Hall, Stephen will discuss his compositional techniques, focussing on his most recent piece, Symphonies of Time and Tide for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO).

Stephen’s talk will be followed by a cello and piano recital from international soloist and RLPO Principal Cello Jonathan Aasgaard and pianist and director of Pixels Ensemble Ian Buckle.

The recital will set works by Professor Stephen Pratt within a varied programme of music for cello and piano, including the Sonata by Debussy.

Professor Stephen Pratt’s longstanding association with the RLPO and its musicians has seen him premier over a dozen works for the full orchestra and its ensembles. Stephen has written for The Guardian and Classical Music magazine and has presented shows on BBC Radio 3 and 4.

Stephen Pratt holds Emeritus Professorships in Music from Gresham College, London, and Liverpool Hope University. He became Professor of Music at Edge Hill University in the spring of 2016.

This event will take place at Hale Hall in Edge Hill University’s Main Building on Thursday 15 March from 5.30pm. It is free to attend but places should be booked in advance, click here for more information and to book.

Stephen teaches on programmes in Edge Hill’s Performing Arts department.