Professor Martyn Harry

Ph.D, M Phil., ADPCS (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), MA (Cantab.), MA (Oxon.)


College Lecturer in Music

Professor Martyn Harry is The John Bennett Lecturer in Music at St Hilda's College and is a contemporary classical composer specialising in instrumental music, opera and music theatre.

Composition and Research

Professor Harry was Executive Producer, New Music, at Sony Classical in the mid-nineties before coming to prominence as a composer with his compositions 'Fantasy Unbuttoned', 'Regenstimmen', 'The Spell' and 'Restraint for Handcuffed Pianist'.He is currently working on a new work for His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts - the first composition ever to be commissioned by this ensemble - and a new chamber opera for Tom Bates, Andrew Sparling and Eleanor Meynell that has been commissioned by Theatre Hullabaloo.

In 2015, Professor Harry was appointed a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities. In this role, he will be working with Action Transport Theatre Merseyside and young people in Ellesmere Port and Oxford to create a new opera for children.