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Connecting and Inspiring People and Business through the Power of Music | 6th September 2022 Recording

Mr Simon Haw MBE; Composer in Residence of the Commonwealth Orchestras and Choirs

During this spectacular event in celebration of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce was joined by the immensely talented Composer in Residence of the Commonwealth Orchestras and Choirs, Simon Haw MBE. Simon shared with us 11 inspirational and beautiful pieces he composed or arranged mainly for the Commonwealth musical organisations, excerpts of which were played during the online event.

Between the musical segments, Simon shared his experience of winning the first prize in the Commonwealth Music Competition for his composition called “A Song for the Commonwealth” which marked the beginning of his long term association with the Commonwealth musical organisations. He also discussed in detail with us his thought process behind each composition and arrangement as well as his general methodology and creative sources from which he draws inspiration for his works. The event also included an interactive Q&A session with the audience that lead to some surprising discoveries, including a potential career for Simon in video game music composition!

Watch all the highlights and more through our free recording with instant playback, available on YouTube via the link above.


Julia Charlton; Chairman, Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce