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Suzanne Munro began composing an early age, spending many hours improvising at the piano - something which she still enjoys today. After attending the London College of Music Junior Music School, she went on to study there full time  -   specialising in composition with Michael Regan, and piano with Raphael Terroni. After graduating from the London College of Music she further studied with Paul Patterson.

Suzanne has always loved writing for the piano, exploiting its melodic qualities and colourings. Her early compositions were almost all for piano, and it has remained one of her main ares of composition, whether writing for it as a solo instrument in its own right, or incorporating it into orchestral and chamber compositions.

Suzanne has received a number of performances of her piano music. These include several complete reitals, at venues including the British Music Information Centre, The Compass Theatre, Ickenham, Middlesex and St. George’s, Hanover Square. There have also been recitals at other London churches as well as venues local to the composer. In 2010, Suzanne was one of the runners-up in EPTA UK's composition competition for piano music, and in 2013, won first prize in the same competition.

Suzanne’s other passion is writing for the voice, in all its forms: with orchestra, a capella choral music, and solo works, many of which have been performed. Her Requiem was performed at Ickenham United Reformed Church; the first movement was also performed by the New Priory Singers at the Tyburn Convent, Marble Arch. She has received has  performances by Uxbridge Choral Society, (conductor Jeff Stewart) and The Hillingdon Choral Society. Many of the solo works have also been sung in venues in and around London.

Other individual performances include "Teddy Flies Away" (orchestral narrated children's story), performed by Hillingdon Philharmonic Orchestra, music written for church services, including the retirement service of the Revd. Alan Cassingham, as well as music written for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Suzanne’s music has also featured at Ickenham Music Festivals, and she has written music for the Questor’s Theatre.

Suzanne also privately teaches piano.


 

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