Ian Vine was born in England but spent his formative years in Libya and Hong Kong. His music is performed across Europe and further afield, and has been broadcast worldwide. Commissioners of his work have included the London Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Ensemble Recherche, and Matthew Herbert. He has received performances by, among others, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hallé, Ensemble 10/10, Kokoro, Psappha, 4-Mality, Radius, Continuum (Canada) and 175 East (New Zealand). His work has been released on Accidental Records, Kairos, and London Sinfonietta labels.
Ian Vine studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Anthony Gilbert and, later, privately with Simon Holt. Between 1999 and 2004 he was Tutor in Electro-Acoustic Music at the RNCM, and also taught for a time at The University of Manchester. From 2002-2007 he was a participant in the inaugural Blue Touch Paper scheme with the London Sinfonietta, producing three works for the ensemble.
Ian lives in Manchester and is artistic director of first moon.
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