Morgan Hayes is widely celebrated as a composer, pianist and Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music.
Early tuition with Michael Finnissy led to further studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Simon Bainbridge and Robert Saxton.
Hayes would cite wider influences but his compositional voice is highly individual without shunning eclectic musical and ‘everyday‘ influences.
Performances of his works have achieved critical acclaim ( Highlights include Shellac (piano solo with chamber orchestra); an orchestral Prom commission Strip, Violin Concerto (with chamber orchestra), The Unrest Cure (8 Instruments) Elemental (piano solo) and The Black Cap ( piano duet) . Hayes is currently working on a new piano piece for Jonathan Powell, scheduled to be premiered October 2019 in Gdansk/ Poland.
Most recently, there was a substantial feature on his music by Arnold Whittall in the ‘Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music’.