Dominic Wills
Young Composer

Dominic Wills is a composer born in 1999 and currently based in Manchester, where he is studying in his second year of the Joint Course. He has studied composition formally under Ewan Campbell and Joseph Phibbs and he is now taught by David Horne and Adam Gorb at the Royal Northern College of Music.

As a winner of the Fanfare Competition in 2016, his music was recorded by the orchestra of the Royal Opera House under Sir Antonio Pappano. In 2017, he won the NCEM Young Composers’ Award and his piece was performed by the Tallis Scholars and broadcast on Radio 3. In the same year, he was commissioned by the Aldeburgh Festival and King’s Lynn Festival.

Dominic has also had works performed by the Brodsky Quartet, the Ligeti Quartet, Matthew Rose and the Albion Quartet, the Explore Ensemble and the Hermes Experiment. This year, he looks forward to performances at the RNCM and in the Ludlow English Song Weekend. Dominic’s work often explores links between old and new music and how one affects our understanding of the other.