Gabriel Prokofiev

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Composer, producer, and DJ Gabriel Prokofiev was awarded an honorary fellowship from Goldsmiths in 2017.

Gabriel Prokofiev studied composition at both Birmingham and York universities. He then produced Electro, Hip-hop, and Grime, before returning to classical composition and founding Nonclassical a record label and club night in 2004.

Through Nonclassical, he has become one of the leading proponents of presenting classical music in non-traditional venues. He regularly performs in East London nightclubs, warehouses and electronic music festivals, often DJing and doing live remixes of the works just performed. 

Over the last decade, he has built up a large body of works including seven concertos, with both his Concerto for Turntables (2011) and first Violin Concerto (2014) performed at the BBC Proms, and more recently his Saxophone Concerto (2016) and the symphonic fantasy When the City Rules (2016).

He frequently collaborates with contemporary dance with recent performances at Sadler's Wells and the Royal Opera House.

In 2017, Gabriel Prokofiev was awarded an honorary fellowship by Goldsmiths.