Welcome to the website of British composer Will Handysides. Find out about Will and his music, listen to selected recordings of his music and get in touch!

Will has been collaborating with contemporary music-specialist and violinist Simon Smith on a pedagogical project to create an online portal for young violin students and their teachers with downloadable scores and video tutorials available for free. Have a look here to find out more!

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Most recent music:

it is a line - Soprano, Ensemble and Electronics, collaboration with Declan Kolakowski

Carillon - for Six Pianos. Performed by Rachael Ueckermann.

Mire - for mixed ensemble. Dedicated to the memory of my teacher Morten Eide Pedersen. Performed by Trinity Laban Wind Ensemble under Tim Reynish

Photography © Sara Adams


3pm, 14th August 2015 Première of 'Trumpet, Harpsichord and Orchestra' by Chris Hart, Oliver Till and The Asyla Ensemble, St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, N11 1PN

21st February 2015 Première of 'Surface/Submerge' by GMT Brass Ensemble at St. Alfege Church, Greenwich

28th February 2015 Second Performance of 'Surface/Submerge' by GMT Brass Ensemble at St. John's Smith Square, London

11th May 2015 Première of choral motet by Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir at ORNC Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul at 11am

31st October 2014 Second Performance of 'Peaks And Troughs And Plateaux' by Rolf Gupta and Sjøforsvarets Musikkorps at Grieghallen, Bergen

23rd October 2014 Première of 'Mire' by Tim Reynish and Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra at Blackheath Halls, London

10th May 2014 Première of 'Celebration' by Vokalensemblet Skrik

9th May 2014 Première of 'Mr Palomar' by Bit20 Ensemble at Østre, Bergen

14th April 2014 Première of String Quintet, featuring Quartet 'Furioso' in Bergen

20th March 2014Première of 'The Kite Flyer' (Part 1) by JAM Trust

7.30pm, St Brides Church, Fleet St, London

18th March 2014 Première of 'Chrysopoeia' at Springboard Borealis (Borealis Festival)

8.30pm, GSS, Griegakademiet, Nina Grieg's Plass, Bergen

13th March 2014Première of 'Peaks And Troughs And Plateaux' performed by SFMK in Bergen

28th February 2014 Give talk on music and composition at Borealis Festival 'Overtid' Event in Bergen

January-March 2014 Internship on Borealis Festival, Bergen

12-15th December 2013 'The Man With No Face' at MIMA - MORE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ART, Leipzig

15-17th November 2013 New piece workshopped and performed by Trondheim Sinfonietta at Trondheim Kunstmuseum

14th November 2013 'Sea Breezes' and 'Etude For Whistle' feature in soundtrack to Flavio Cury's 'The Man With No Face' at Kasseler Dokfest Film Festival, Munich

August 2013 Première performances of 'Of My Daughter's Prayer' at Tête-À-Tête: The Opera Festival

August 2013 Move to Bergen, Norway to study at Griegakademiet with Morten Eide Pedersen