William Marsey

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Born (1989-09-29) September 29, 1989 (age 34)
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
  • Music
  • Composition
Alma mater
  • University of Cambridge
  • Royal Academy of Music

William Marsey (born 29 September 1989) is a British composer. He studied music at the University of Cambridge and composition at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was Manson Fellow.[1] He is also one of three artistic directors of Listenpony, a London-based concert series, record label and commissioning body.[2]

Marsey's piece Belmont Chill (from Dutch Indoor Subjects) for solo piano was nominated for the British Composer Awards in 2018.[3][4] He also composed music for Hofesh Shechter's East Wall in the same year.[5]

Notable works


  • The Sea (2019), premiered by the Royal Northern Sinfonia conducted by Lars Vogt[6]


  • New work (2021) for winds and brass, to be premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Thomas Adès[7]
  • Dances of Travel (2018) for 13 players, premiered by the Royal Academy Manson Ensemble conducted by Oliver Knussen [8]


  • The Beauty of Sexuality (2011) for solo voices SATBarB and piano[9]
  • Austerity Songs (2017) for solo voices SATB and piano[10]


  • Doctor (2016) for saxophone quartet[11][12]
  • For Grace, After a Party (2018) for cello and accordion[13]


  • Be nice to see you (2019) for string quartet and recorded sound[14][15]


  • Dutch Indoor Subjects (2018) for solo piano[16]

In the media



  1. "Fellowship Awards 2017-18 - Royal Academy of Music". Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  2. "What does it mean to be a composer today?". Gramophone (magazine). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  3. "Hartlepool composer nominated for prestigious composer award". Hartlepool Mail. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  4. "British Composer Awards Nominations 2018 - The Ivors Academy". Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  5. "East Wall". Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  6. Shuttleworth, Jane (16 February 2019). "Chains of influence: Brahms and Handel from Lars Vogt and Royal Northern Sinfonia". Bachtrack. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  7. "new work (world premiere, LA Phil commission) (William Marsey)". Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  8. "Oliver Knussen conducts Academy Manson Ensemble - Royal Academy of Music". Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  9. "Unknown Position - In London". Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  10. "SongSpiel Residency: Talk & Recital - Britten-Pears Foundation". Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  11. "Laefer Quartet: Composer Chats - William Marsey". Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  12. "Live at Listenpony: Laefer Quartet - Listenpony". Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  13. "Live at Listenpony: Duo Bayanello - Listenpony". Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  14. "BBC Arts - New Creatives, Be Nice To See You". Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  15. "Meet the Creatives - New Creatives North". Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  16. "BBC Radio 3 - Hear and Now, Open Ear: The Hermes Experiment, Apartment House, Severine Ballon, Joseph Havlat". Retrieved 22 May 2020.

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