Edwin Hillier is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, based in London. His music has been presented internationally, including performances at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Royaumont Festival (France), at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Roulette (New York City), Nonclassical, and by artists including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Quatuor Tana, EXAUDI, Explore Ensemble, Red Note Ensemble, and Talea Ensemble. Recent works have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, France Musique, and recorded on the NMC Record Label. He was the recipient of a Scottish Award for New Music in both 2021 (Dorico Award for Small/Medium Scale Work) and 2020 (Electroacoustic/Sound Artwork).
Selected for international composition programmes including Voix Nouvelles (Royaumont), Dartington International Summer School, Luxembourg Composition Academy, IRCAM/Manifeste and Sound and Music’s Next Wave programme, Edwin has received tuition from Pierluigi Billone, Raphaël Cendo, Frédéric Durieux and Rebecca Saunders, among others.
A graduate of the University of Cambridge, he was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music to pursue his postgraduate studies, supported by the RVW Trust and the AHRC. In 2021 he attained his doctorate in composition, under the supervision of Jonathan Cole. At the RCM, Edwin is now an Academic professor—teaching composition, orchestration and leading the Musical Analysis course. Concurrently he works at the University of Nottingham as Teaching Associate in Music Composition.