Biography
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After studying music at the University of Wales, Tony Biggin became a teacher, developing a strong commitment to music education within which the encouragement of creativity for all has been central.


Developing from his numerous youth music-theatre pieces, written and produced for schools, he moved on to work as a freelance composer and musician. Concern for peace and justice led to a long-term collaboration with writer, Alec Davison and a string of tuneful and dramatic works ensued, including two secular oratorios, The Gates of Greenham and Cry of the Earth as well as a host of large scale music theatre works such as Fires of Levana, the Bull of Minos and Quest of the Golden Eye. Performances have taken place in prestigious venues with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Manchester Camerata in venues including London’s Royal Festival Hall and the Hooglandsche Kerk in Leiden, the Netherlands.


For some years Tony was Musical Director of a Cantor Ltd, a commercial multi-track digital recording studio and computerised music laboratory. As well as taking on concert-based commissions he produced recordings (including Bryn Terfel's Shwanengesang), processed music for publishers and arranged and composed for T.V., radio, the theatre and concert hall. He composed the Valleys Live commission Just Give Us The Flowers Now to words by Alan Osborne, which was performed by Evelyn Glennie, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and numerous community youth music groups. Other commissions funded by the Welsh Arts Council include Rhoed y Gair, which was televised by HTV and recorded on the Sain label, and The Forbidden Hymn to words by Alan Osborne. While Head of Music at Edge Hill University he collaborated with Phil Christopher to produce the human rights music-theatre work Unseen.


Tony has been awarded a doctorate in Music from the University of Wales and has lived and worked in London, Sheffield, North Wales, Mid-Wales, Staffordshire, Merseyside, Reading and Harrow. Between 2005 and 2013 he was  Director of the East Sussex Music Service.







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