Nathen Durasamy.

Composer. Orchestrator. Producer. Classical Guitarist.

BIO

I am a part Mauritian, part British Composer and Classical Guitarist. I grew up in the midlands of England in Lincoln.

 

Currently teaching composition in the junior department at Trinity Laban conservatoire of music and dance in London.

 

I have received multiple awards for my compositions. Including the award of excellence and the Daryl Runswick orchestra prize. My Orchestral music has been performed internationally and all over London, including Kings Place and Blackheath Halls. And I have received commissions from a handful of professional, student and amateur orchestras.

 

My orchestral work was described by Stephen Fry as both “intelligent and complex”. In 2022 I was the first composition student in history of Trinity Laban to receive 100% in my postgraduate final recital.

 

I also studied Classical Guitar at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on the Undergraduate course and have taught Guitar at Blackheath Conservatoire for a number of years. 

I was taught Composition by Gwyn Pritchard, John Ashton Thomas, Stephen Montague and Matt Roberts. 

I was also taught Classical Guitar by Mark Ashford and Graham Devine.

REVIEWS

 

“..thrilling from start to finish, driven by complete rhythmic mastery and woven throughout with some astounding harmonic invention and control...”

Dominic Murcott

"Impressively impressionistic" 

Gwyn Pritchard

“Marvellous piece, lovely dark openings in the cello and basses. A lot of wonderful texture and colour built into a terrific harmonically rich mixture.. An odd thing to say about music but I thought it was complex, I thought it was intelligent. There was a lot going on, the brass section was so beautifully coloured, a lot of rhythmic power, terrific orchestration generally speaking- Someone might say there was too much for such a small canvas but I thought it fitted really well. I was immensely impressed.”

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry

on 'Enantiodromia' from the  Darly Runswick competition, before announcing Nathen as the winner.