Very brief biography:

Composer and concert improviser (organ), studied 1961-68 at the Royal Academy of Music, London, with extended periods in Holland and Sweden (performing and research). DrFil (20th century improvisation styles), PhD (music notation of 13th and 20th centuries), MMus in London, BMus at Durham, ADCM, FRCO(CHM), ARAM, Recital diploma RAM. 13 prizes, scholarships and exhibitions in organ-playing, improvisation and composition at RAM. Finalist in international organ improvisation festivals of Nurnberg (1976) and Haarlem (1978 and 1985). He married Katharine Tylko (piano teacher and Slavonic translator) on 25th March 1975.

1969-94 Professor,  Royal Academy of Music; 1995-2000 completion of works by Gesualdo (motets) and Szymanowski (Agawe); Musical Director of Bath’s Chandos Singers (since 2000) and Bath Chamber Opera (since 2011).

In August 2015, he started uploading many of his compositions onto Petrucci Music – IMSLP at https://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Hill,_Malcolm

Since 1995, they have lived at 13 Bloomfield Avenue, Bath BA2 3AB.

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Current Positions

Since 1995: Composing, conducting and post-doc supervising

Since 2000: MD of Bath’s Chandos Singers

Since 2011: MD of Bath Chamber Opera

Since 2013: Co-organist at St. John the Evangelist RC church in central Bath

Previous Weekend Positions

Organist and Choirmaster:

1964-67           Christ Church, Cockfosters, Herts (mixed choir of 30)

1966-68           St. Mary-At-Hill, Central London (weekday city-church, mixed choir)

1967-74           St. Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, Greater London (boys and men)

1970-84           MD of the Triptych Singers, based on the men of St Mary’s choir,

performing regular concerts at Lambeth Palace and at festivals

1974-87           Holy Trinity, Prince Consort Road, Kensington (professional choir of 10)

(and Church Warden there 1983-87)

1987-2011       Holy Trinity, Queen Square, Bath (mixed choir), church closed Feb 2011.

Previous Weekday Positions

1969-1994       Full-time professor at Royal Academy of Music, London, supervising PhD

(London) in composition and research; and teaching post-graduate concert improvisation, analysis, research, aesthetics.

1975-1995       London University member of the board of studies in music.

1986-1994       Examiner for MMus and PhD (internal and external) London University.

1989-1991       MMus Chairman and music convenor, London University

1989-1991       Visiting lectures at King’s College, London.

1994-95           Part-time lecturer at RAM, for degree students’ final year.

1990-2003       Visiting lecturer, Goldsmith’s College, London University (composition).