Ian Assersohn is a composer and choral director living in Surrey, England. His love of choral music began early in his career and, through his lifelong involvement with amateur choirs, he writes music which is contemporary yet accessible and rewarding.

His music has had great success in competition: he was winner of the 2016 Bach Choir composition competition, winner of the 2010 Making Music competition, winner of the 2014 Cornwall International Male Voice Festival composition competition (and highly commended in 2016), winner of the 2014 Nicola Dando Prize and finalist in the 2010 Waverley Care carol competition.

Ian’s music has been published by Novello, OUP and others, but most of his work is available through this website.

What they say

"... effective and moving, with shapely melodic lines and effective harmonic control ... will appeal to both performers and audience" - Alan Bullard, composer

"Ian's choral writing is exquisite in its simplicity and accessibility. His scores are always carefully crafted and beautifully shaped to produce works of real depth and meaning. His setting of texts is outstanding as is his use of harmonic colour. Singers and directors alike are equally attracted to his compositional style, and I fully recommend him" - Amy Bebbington, choral director

"It was an absolute delight to be a part of the premiere of your piece. I hope that everyone in the audience enjoyed listening to the concert as much as I enjoyed playing in it." - Performer

Featured work: Futility
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