- Eric Biddington
- Born: 1953
- Fully Represented SOUNZ Composer
Eric Biddington was born in Timaru in October 1953. He received his schooling in Timaru and Christchurch. On leaving school he started work as a labourer and combined this with study at the University of Canterbury. His musical studies were cut short by illness and he has not been able to return to formal study in music despite the support for this by the composer Douglas Lilburn.
In 1979 he returned to study after full time work as a labourer going back to a combination of study and labouring work. He graduated with B Mus, B Mus (Hons) BA, MA (Hons) and B.Sc degrees and left several others incomplete.
In the late 1990s he began to record on disc the results of 30 years quietly working away at music. Nine discs have so far appeared. Despite suffering from schizophrenia and depression since teenage years he has become a widely performed composer of music for amateur musicians. His orchestral works have been played by many of New Zealand’s amateur groups. Beside the orchestral music there is also a large quantity of chamber music. Eric Biddington lives in Christchurch with his wife and a cat, Wilbur.Source: Eric Biddington, June 2007
|Air for flute and piano|
|Flute Concerto No. 2 for flute and chamber orchestra|
|Four Preludes for Piano|
|Lincoln Green Suite for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon|
|Sentimental Piece for violin and piano|
|Sonatina for Oboe and Piano|
|Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano|
|Trio for Trumpet in D, Violin and Piano|