Composer and conductor Ivan Moody was born in London in 1964. He studied music and theology at the Universities of London (winning the Royal Holloway Prize in 1984 for his Three Poems of Anna Akhmatova), Joensuu and York (where he obtained his Ph.D), his composition teachers being Brian Dennis, Sir John Tavener and William Brooks. 
His music has been performed and broadcast all over Europe, in Japan, the USA and South America, and he has written for such world-famous performers as the Hilliard Ensemble, Trio Mediaeval, Cappella Romana, the Tallis Scholars, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Cappella Amsterdam, the Goeyvaerts Trio, Red Byrd, Raphael Wallfisch, Paul Hillier, Ars Nova Copenhagen, the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, the English Chamber Choir, Amarcord, Singer Pur, Chanticleer and the BBC Singers.
He has directed many choirs and vocal groups, notably Voces Angelicae and the Kastalsky Chamber Choir in Britain and Capilla Peña Florida in Spain.


Leading the following workshop in EUROPA CANTAT Pécs:

Start date of atelier: Monday 27 July
09:30 - 12:30
Orthodox Music in 20th-21st century

This session will concentrate on introducing and singing music by British Orthodox composers Sir John Tavener (1944-2013) and Ivan Moody (b. 1964). While much of Tavener’s music is well-known, there is also a great deal that has not received much public exposure; this reading session will concentrate his highly productive years of composing music on Orthodox texts. In addition, Ivan Moody, a former pupil of Tavener’s and himself a prolific composer of and writer on contemporary Orthodox church music, will introduce some of his own work, which has been written for such renowned performers as the Hilliard Ensemble, the Tallis Scholars, the BBC Singers and Chanticleer, explaining both techniques and context.

Leader of CCP sessions:
Ivan MOODY Short bio
Start date of atelier: Sunday 26 July
12:00 - 13:00
Programme type: reading session