Patrick Hawes

Patrick Hawes is an English composer who has made his mark as a torchbearer of the English musical tradition. He is best known for writing the “Highgrove Suite” for HRH Prince Charles, for being Composer in Residence at UK’s largest classical music station, Classic FM, and for the Number One albums “Angel” and “The Great War Symphony”. Among others, he has written for Voces8, The King’s Singers, Sarah Brightman and the Choir of New College Oxford. Most recently, he has written “The Great War Symphony” to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. It received its world premiere in London’s Royal Albert Hall, followed a month later by the US premiere in New York’s Carnegie Hall.