Gareth Clemson aka CHEZZ was born in New Zealand and moved to Scotland in 1962. He studied music at Auckland University, Edinburgh University, and with Thomas Wilson.
He has been teaching music in Scotland since 1966, and founded the Chameleon Ensemble in 1985.
His compositions have been performed and broadcasted in New Zealand and Scotland, and include song cycles, orchestral works, and numerous pieces for strings.
Recent works include Six Repartitions for Solo Viola; A Song for the Inner Self for full orchestra; Tillywhally Time: seven short pieces for elementary string orchestra; and A Passing Dream for full orchestra including tubular bells, harp and celesta, with a short section for six part unaccompanied chorus.
John Brydon will be giving an organ recital in the Freemasons’ Hall, Edinburgh, on Saturday 29th April at 3 pm. This is an ESO event dedicated to the memory of his teacher Dr Eric Smith. Included will be two works by Gareth Clemson composed for Dennis Townhill, another of John’s inspirers.