In the Spotlight - Patrick Hawes

Each month we'll be giving you an insight into a different artist featuring photos, videos and information about what they're up to outside Audio Network.

This month we turn the spotlight on classical genius Patrick Hawes.


Patrick first came to public recognition in 2002 with the release of his debut album Blue in Blue. This was made 'CD of the Week' on Classic FM, and was nominated for a Classical Brit award. It was also voted by Classic FM listeners as the fastest ever and highest new entry into the station’s Hall of Fame and Patrick consequently became the Classic FM Composer in Residence from 2006-7.

In 2010 he composed the Highgrove Suite for HRH The Prince of Wales which was premiered at Highgrove House by the Philharmonia. In recent years he has worked with some of the country’s finest musicians and in 2013 signed a three-album record deal with Decca Records. Click here to find out more.

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New Album: Angel

Outside of Audio Network, Patrick has this month released his latest album, Angel, his first album with Decca Records. It recently rose to No. 1 in the Classical Music charts, click here for more.

The album features the Choir of New College Oxford, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as well as guest soloists.

Patrick is also currently working on two large-scale works to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The first is a work based on the life and death of nurse Edith Cavell due to be premiered in Norwich Cathedral in July and the second is The Angel of Mons due to be premiered in August.

Click here to find out more about the album.


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