Philip Armstrong is a composer of modern classical music. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London where he studied composition with James Illiff and electronic music with Paul Patterson. After winning the prestigious Manson Prize for composition, he received a scholarship to study for a Master’s degree in music composition at the University of California, Santa Barbara with Peter Racine Fricker and computer music with JoAnn Kuchera Morin. He acknowledges the long-term influence on his music of works by Witold Lutosławski, Hans Werner Henze, and Harrison Birtwistle.
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