Richard Kershaw

Composer Information: Richard Kershaw

Richard Kershaw was born in Leeds in 1946 and educated at the City of Norwich School and Balliol College Oxford, where he read Music. He graduated in 1968 and went on to take a D. Phil. (1976) with his thesis on "The Solo Keyboard Works of J.N. Hummel".

After a short spell teaching at Aberdeen University, he joined the music staff of Sherborne School in Dorset, where he has remained ever since. In 1999 he changed to part-time teaching which has enabled him to concentrate on composing (mainly for children) as well as indulging his passions for birdwatching and alpine gardening. He plays cello and piano.

In 1970 he married Jennifer, a psychotherapist and counsellor. They have two children, Rachel and Jonathan.

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