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EDUCATION – London Sinfonietta

From October 1999 to February 2007 Fraser Trainer was Creative Director of the London Sinfonietta’s education programme. He still continues to work regularly for the ensemble on a freelance basis and takes a very active role in the creative life of the organisation, working closely with many of its extremely talented and versatile musicians.

Through this collaboration he has also built strong relationships with many other British composers; Mark-Anthony Turnage, Simon Holt, George Benjamin, Simon Bainbridge, Robert Saxton, David Sawer and Sir Harrison Birtwistle. He is regularly invited to direct composition projects in all corners of the globe based on the music of the worlds leading composers such as Steve Reich, John Adams, HK Gruber, Gyorgy Ligeti, Toru Takemitsu, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Boulez and Olivier Messiaen.

With the Sinfonietta, Fraser has held responsibilities relating to the artistic planning of projects, leading workshops and training musicians and teachers in the field of practical music education. Over the last few years he has helped the orchestra pioneer the development of internet projects designed to give teachers and pupil’s greater access to the wide range of resources that the ensemble has to offer. He has been at forefront of its development as a major force in British music education since beginning his work with the ensemble in 1993.