Robert Steadman is a prolific composer of music ranging from symphonies and operas to musicals and pieces for brass band. He has also written a great deal for amateur and children’s ensembles.
Robert has been commssioned to compose works for the percussionist Evelyn Glennie, saxophonist Sarah Field, London Brass Virtuosi and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. His opera Sredni Vashtar was written to a libretto by Richard Adams. He has also written radio jingles and a song used on Chris Evans’ Radio One Show.
As well as composing, Robert has written many articles on music education and a number of books alongside teaching and leading creative music workshops for schools, museums and charities.
Robert was born in Chiswick, London in 1965 and attended the Richard Aldworth School before studying the Pre-Professional Music course at Cricklade College. In 1984 he gained an Associate of the Royal College of Music (ARCM) diploma in tuba performance.
He read music at Keble College, Oxford, graduating in 1986. During his time in Oxford, Robert was the Musical Director of many shows and, notably, became President of the Oxford Revue Company, working with such names as Armando Ianucci and John Sparkes.
His music is published by various companies including Vanderbeek & Imrie and is available via most online music shops.
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