About Michael Taplin

Michael was recently commissioned to write a short postcard piece entitled Ascent as part of BBC Radio 3's Postcards from Composers Project in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. A link to the video introduction and performance of Ascent can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08lm808

Described as a 'composer worth watching for'* Michael Taplin is a composer of orchestral, large ensemble and chamber music. His music has been performed by some of the UK's leading orchestras and ensembles including the Philharmonia and the London Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights include the premiere of Lambent Fires (commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society) and Ebbing Tides (which received critical acclaim when premiered with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Fabien Gabel).

Michael is increasingly becoming in demand abroad with performances and premieres of his music in prestigious international music festivals such as the Archipel Festival in Geneva, Switzerland and the 2017 ISCM World Music Days' in Vancouver, Canada. For more information please click the links above.

*Classical Source, Brian Barford.

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Ebbing Tides has just been released on the LSO Live Label as part of the third edition of the Panufnik Legacies series

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Michael Taplin is supported by the International Showcase Fund, which is run by PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with Department of International Trade (DIT), British Underground, Arts Council England, The Musicians' Union (MU), PPL, Creative Scotland and the Musicians' Union (MU) in association with PledgeMusic.

Michael Taplin

Lambent Fires

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