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Aaron Holloway Nahum

Composer : Conductor : Recording Engineer

Aaron Holloway-Nahum (b. 1983) is one of his generation’s leading composers, conductors and recording engineers.   

Characterized by experimental narrative structures, a growing interested in live multi-media, detailed, ornate timbres and bold melodic unisons, Aaron’s music has been performed in nearly twenty countries. He was one of two composers on the 2018/19 Peter Eötvös Foundation inaugural mentoring programme and his commissions include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Plural Ensemble, The Pannon Philharmonic, HOCKET, the London Sinfonietta, Third Coast Percussion, Ensemble Chartreuse, duo Harperc and the Atea Wind Quintet.

Aaron’s career combines this compositional knowledge with a variety of additional skills: As a conductor and arts entrepreneur, he most prominently serves as the conductor, Chief Executive, and co-Artistic Director of Riot Ensemble, an organization that gives more than thirty performances per year and has premiered over 350 original works. A growing interest in spatial audio – alongside is experience as a recording engineer and managing director of Coviello Productions (the Arditti Quartet, Sandbox Percussion, Ensemble Intercontemporain, etc…) recently led Aaron into a role as the Head of Soundscape with Southby Productions. Aaron is on the composition faculty of the Royal Academy of Music, and he lives in London with his wife and three sons. 

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News and Performances

Leading a PRS day for Composers

How are programmes made? How do curators build up a coherent universe over years of programming? How do composers find a life for their work? I’m proud to have worked alongside Dan Lewis at PRS …
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Art Mentor Lucerne at Tate Modern

We have established a new 3-year residency where six performers and three composers from the Royal Academy of Music will work closely alongside Riot Ensemble to develop their work in contemporary musi…
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Wigmore Hall with Riot

I’m thrilled to be returning to Wigmore Hall with Riot Ensemble for the World Premiere performance of Jocelyn Campbell’s f o r e v e r 1 9 9 0 for voice and ensemble, on 29th June at 1pm.
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I contemplate making a libretto

My new piece for double bell trumpet, baritone, electronics and (optional) video will be premiered this weekend at ECLAT. Over the last few years, my pieces have grown more and more intimate with the …
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