Tony Cliff (1951–2020)
Tony Cliff
Tony Cliff BMus (Hons), MPhil, ALCM, FLCM, Cert.Ed graduated from Royal Holloway College, University of London and his early career combined teaching, lecturing and professional performing. For many years Tony was Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Salford, specialising in jazz composition, arranging, history, and analysis and performance techniques. It was during his career at Salford that Tony’s music began to be published. His work is now published by Stainer and Bell, Faber Music, Studio Music, Kirklees Music and Winwood Music with works ranging from solo instrument and piano to choral pieces and works for brass band, wind band and jazz orchestra. Many of Tony’s compositions have also been recorded and have been regularly broadcast. More recently Tony established his own music publishing company where various new works may be purchased on-line directly from this website.

Tony was a member of the SPNM, PRS, and MCPS and also a member of the Musicians’ Union and Incorporated Society of Musicians. In addition to his compositional work, he has written numerous articles and reviews for newspapers, magazines, and journals. He wrote regular articles for 'Music Teacher’ magazine and 'Classroom Music'.

In 1998 Tony moved down to Falmouth in Cornwall working as a freelance composer, performer, and private teacher whilst also enjoying the beautiful environment and wonderful Cornish coastline. Tony was an accomplished classical and jazz pianist and was resident pianist in several of Cornwall's finest hotels. He passed away in September 2020.

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