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Malcolm Williamson went to the Sydney Cons. at the age of 11 to study
piano and composition with Eugène Goossens. In 1953 he went to London to
study with Elisabeth Lutyens and Erwin Stein. He worked at this time as an organist in several churches in London to support himself.
In 1963 he got the Arnold Bax Memorial Prize, and from that time was a performer of his own organ and piano concertos. He was deeply inspired
by Benjamin Britten’s choral works (especially for children). His biggest influences are Olivier Messiaen, Benjamin Britten, and jazz and
popular music, but his style is very individualistic, essentialy melodic, versatile in approach, and technically accomplished.
He succeeded Arthur Bliss as master of the queen’s music in 1975.
Since then he has continued to compose music in various styles.