Hello. Good to see you.
About the artist
August Murphy-King is a young composer living in his native Toronto. Murphy-King's works have been presented by the
TorQ Percussion Quartet, pianist Yuval Fichman,
the Madawaska String Quartet, as well as
The Thin Edge New Music Collective.
Current work includes a new piece for a reading session by the Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal,
a piece for the Spectrum Collective, as well as two scenes for a staging of Antigone as part of the University of Toronto’s Student Opera Project.
In addition to his bustling composition and performance schedule, August is an active educator. He has worked extensively with the
ACNMP's Composing in the Classroom project, assisting acclaimed composers such as Andrew Staniland,
Brian Current, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and
the Esprit Orchestra.
August was recently Junior Composition Clinician to the
Royal Conservatory’s Royal Diploma Program.
August teaches private piano lessons to students throughout the Toronto area.
August holds a B.Mus. from McGill University's Schulich School of Music, where he was a Schulich Scholar.
He is currently enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Toronto, where he studies composition with Gary Kulesha.
Have a listen »