Derek Bourgeois

Biography

Born: October 16, 1941; Kingston-upon-Thames, London, England  
Bourgeois studied at Magdalene College, Cambridge and at the RCM. He gained recognition with the performance of his =Symphonic Variations= (1966). He took a position as lecturer in music at Bristol University in 1971. Influenced by Walton and Britten, Bourgeois' best known works are those for schools and amateur groups. Bourgeois studied at Magdalene College, Cambridge and at the RCM. He gained recognition with the performance of his =Symphonic Variations= (1966). He took a position as lecturer in music at Bristol University in 1971. Influenced by Walton and Britten, Bourgeois' best known works are those for schools and amateur groups. Read less


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