Michael Taplin is a composer whose music has been described as “very original and beautiful” (Jo Kondo, judge 2023 Toru Takemitsu Composition Award). His music has been performed by some of the UK's leading orchestras and ensembles including the Philharmonia and the London Symphony Orchestra. 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.
His orchestral piece, Selvedge, was awarded 1st Prize by judge Jo Kondo at the 2023 Toru Takemitsu Composition Award.
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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.