Author: David Braid

“Very honest stuff” – Steve Reich on ‘Morning’ “Certainly one of the most distinctive and beautiful new-music albums of recent times,” Presto Classical Promo films of The Braid Ensemble (others available on YouTube): Filmed at Masterchord Studios by www.bieleckiandbielecka.com Follow The Braid Ensemble www.braidensemble.com on Twitter: @Braid_Ensemble The music of Welsh, London-based composer, David Braid, has been performed internationally in Europe and the Americas and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Major UK performances include Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, King’s Place, Wilton’s Music Hall, 1901 Arts Club, amongst others. Steve Reich said of David’s work: “Morning – Integration of voice with string quartet beautifully done – particularly first entrance. Writing for instruments is solid and sounds very good to me. Very honest stuff”. Recordsinternational.com said in a review of David’s recent CD with Toccata Classics (David Braid: Chamber and Instrumental Music): “These recent chamber works represent the mature style of an intensely self-critical composer who acknowledges a wide diversity of enthusiasms and influences, which have been thoroughly absorbed into a personal idiom”. David studied at The Royal College of Music from 1990-94, taking …