MAY 5 - 11, 2014

EN: Brian Topp was born in Lahr, Germany but grew up on the Canadian east coast in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He began his musical training at a young age studying classical guitar, jazz theory and composition locally before pursuing a B Mus in Composition at Acadia University under the tutelage of Juno and ECMA winning composer Derek Charke. Brian has written for various performers and groups in a number of mediums including the ECM+ Ensemble, the UWO Wind Ensemble, The UWO Chamber Music Initiative, The UWO Orchestra, Soprano Paula Rockwell, Percussionist Chris Eagles and the Fairbanks Contemporary Music Ensemble. Currently he is in his final year of the Masters in Music Composition at the University of Western Ontario studying with David Myska and Paul Frehner and plans to continue his education elsewhere upon completion.

Brian Topp, composer in residence