Kingston upon Thames, London, England, United Kingdom (1941 – 2017)
Derek David Bourgeois (16 October 1941 – 6 September 2017) was an English composer, conductor and musician.
Derek Bourgeois was born in Kingston upon Thames in 1941. After receiving his university education at Magdalene College, Cambridge (honours degree and doctorate), Bourgeois spent two years at the Royal College of Music, studying composition with Herbert Howells and conducting with Sir Adrian Boult.
From 1971 to 1984, Bourgeois was a lecturer in music at Bristol University, and director of the National Youth Orchestra… read more
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