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Interview with Gavin Higgins

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Gavin Higgins abut the success of his major ballet work Dark Arteries and his plans for the future.

Gavin Higgins
  Composer Gavin Higgins continues to enjoy widespread artistic and critical success.


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks with composer Gavin Higgins at the RNCM Brass Band Festival

He talks about the continued critical as well as popular success of his music for the ballet 'Dark Arteries' as well as the projects he has lined up in the next couple of years.



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FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher