Graham's Professional History


        Graham was born in 1951 in Leeds, England. Between 1968 and 1974 he studied music at the City of Leeds College of Music and Trinity College of Music (London).

        After leaving Trinity College, he joined the staff of the Royal Academy of Dance (London) as Assistant Director of Music. After four years he became the Director of Music, a post he held for 11 years. During these years he travelled to many countries playing for many famous dance teachers such as Dame Ninette de Valois, Dame Alicia Markova, Julia Farron, Pamela May, Eileen Ward, Ronald Emblen, Galina Samsova, John Field, Anne Heaton, Herida May, Valerie Taylor, Alan Hooper, etc. Also during his time with the Royal Academy of Dancing, he composed much of the music for their Major Examination Syllabus. This music is in use in over 60 countries worldwide. Also during these years he was music lecturer to the College of the Royal Academy of Dance and to their Professional Dancers Training Course (P.D.T.C.)

        In 1989 he moved to Alicante (Spain) and in 1991 to Madrid where he joined the staff of the 'Escuela de Danza - Africa Guzmán' as Director of Music. In January/February (1998) he spent five weeks working in the Teatro Real in Madrid helping to prepare a production of Puccini's 'Turandot' for The Royal Opera House - Covent Garden.

        Apart from playing for ballet classes, Graham also composes music for ballet classes, gives lectures to dance teachers and pianists throughout Spain, plays for the Royal Academy of Dancing's examinations and courses and writes articles on dance related topics.

        In 1992 he started recording and selling music for classical ballet training on a private basis and in 1997 began selling these recordings in Compact Disc and DVD form.

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