William Marshall

Research Interests

William Marshall is a DPhil candidate in composition, supervised by Prof. Robert Saxton.

William won the BBC Proms Young Composers’ Competition in 2010 and subsequently read music at Oxford. Upon graduating in 2014, he was awarded both a Radcliffe Trust Scholarship and a Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award to attend the Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied composition with Gary Carpenter and Adam Gorb.

Performers of William’s music have included Ensemble 10/10 (whose performances of his work have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3), the BBC Singers, the Aurora Orchestra, and the Hebrides Ensemble. A recent work for recorder and piano, Little Passacaglia, has been recorded by John Turner and Peter Lawson on the Divine Art label.


Area of proposed thesis

William’s current work explores concepts of structural levels and prolongation in post-tonal composition and analysis.


AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award

Subjects Taught