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One of Britain’s foremost and most celebrated composers, Gabriel Jackson was born in Bermuda in 1962. After three years as a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral, Jackson went on to study composition with Richard Blackford and with John Lambert at the Royal College of Music. While at the college he won the Theodore Holland Award in 1981 and was awarded the R.O. Morris Prize for Composition in 1981 and 1983.
His music is regularly performed, recorded and broadcast throughout Europe and the USA and has recently been heard as far afield as Campine Grande, Taipei, Skálholt, Ho Chi Minh City, Hamilton, Kiev and Kuwait.
Particularly acclaimed for his choral works, his liturgical pieces are in the repertoires of most of Britain’s cathedral and collegiate choirs and he is a frequent collaborator with the leading professional groups of the world.
Current projects include a series of choral pieces for Norwich Cathedral Choir, the St Louis Chamber Chorus, the Royal College of Music Junior Department and Oslo Cathedral Youth Choir, and a chamber opera with Latvian librettist Kārlis Verdiņš.