August Murphy-King

The music of Toronto-based composer August Murphy-King blends the expressive energy of popular music with the technical and structural complexities of more traditional concert music. His work has been performed by the Thin Edge New Music Collective, the Madawaska String Quartet, the TorQ Percussion Ensemble, and the Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal. Most recently, after several collaborations in the past few years, he has been asked to join the Toy Piano Composers on a permanent basis. August completed a Bachelor of Music at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, and a Master of Music at the University of Toronto. He continues to study at the University of Toronto, having been awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship to continue pursuing doctoral studies with Gary Kulesha.