Short Biography

Sam Meredith is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Now based in London, he studies composition with Paul Whitmarsh at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he is generously supported by a scholarship from the Guildhall School Trust. His harmonically rich work is often inspired by literature and poetry. In 2022 Sam was awarded joint First Prize in the AESS English Song Competition where his setting of Emily Dickinson’s Wild Nights was performed in the London Song Festival. Sam’s music has also been featured as part of the BBC’s 30 Second Composition Challenge, in John Harle’s Bauhaus Festivals, and at the National Centre for Early Music in York. Recent projects include writing a piece for the Ligeti Quartet called Modesties, named after Philip Larkin’s poem. Currently, Sam is working on a new opera - The Machine Stops inspired by E. M. Forster’s short story, with a libretto by Olivia Bell.