Hugh Morris
Young Composer

Hugh Morris is a composer, writer and musician based in Manchester.

Originally from County Durham, he grew up performing in brass bands and choirs before moving to Manchester for further study. Recent performances include premieres from members of London Sinfonietta, Red Note Ensemble and Devon Philharmonic Orchestra, two short chamber operas (Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera / Vonnegut Collective & OperaHarmony) and a new song cycle for the tenor Zahid Siddiqui. His tuba quartet ‘Ruminate’ will be recorded in late 2021.

Aside from composing, Hugh writes about music, culture and politics. He has written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, Jazzwise, VAN Magazine, TEMPO New Music, GRAMMY and others. Hugh also sings with Kantos Chamber Choir, a professional choir in Manchester. He’s delighted to appear at the Ludlow English Song Weekend in 2021 and is excited to be collaborating with the wonderful Clare Best once again.