The Michael Cuddigan Trust


In 2014 the Trust's inaugural commission was a piece from the composer Martin Suckling entitled Songs for a Bright September. The piece was performed to great acclaim by Matthew Rose and the Angell Trio at concerts in Aldeburgh and London.


Martin Suckling was born in Glasgow in 1981. He studied music at Clare College, Cambridge and King's College, London. He has benefited from residencies at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldeburgh and Aspen and has won numerous awards including the 2008 Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize.  He lives in Manchester and is currently Lecturer in composition at the University of York. Website:


"A young composer whose star is resolutely in the ascendant"

The Times


Click to listen to an excerpt from Songs for a Bright September

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The Michael Cuddigan Trust


Michael Cuddigan Trust a charitable incorporated organisation registered with the Charity Commission (charity no.1158975)