Roger won the 2006 National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain Composition Competition with Introduction & Riffs, a work that epitomises his vivacious rhythmical style and rich, jazz-inspired harmonies. He subsequently became the NSC's first ever Composer-in-Residence in 2008/9, which has led to a series of new works for saxophones.
His compositions have been performed by the Orchestra of Opera North and the National Symphony Orchestra, and have featured in Lesley Garrett's gala concert series. He is also a recipient of the Wilfred Joseph's prize, West Forest Sinfonia Birthday Commission and Aldworth Philharmonic Young Composer Award.
Roger divides his time working in concert and media music as a composer, arranger and conductor. His orchestration credits include Robin Hood and Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage for the BBC and Bee Movie for DreamWorks Animations. He holds a BA in Music from Bristol University, and an MMus in Composing for Film and Television from the London College of Music and Media.
Visit the composer's site: www.rogermay.co.uk.
Roger's compositions and arrangements available on SXP include: