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Phillip Houghton (Composer)

Born: 26th April 1954, Melbourne, Australia

Died: 30th September 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: Australian

Phillip Houghton was an Australian classical guitarist and composer. Born in Melbourne, he began studying music at the age of 20 at Melba Conservatorium of Music. After a year, he then began studying privately with well-known classical pianist and guitarist Sebastian Jorgenson at the Montsalvat Artists Colony in Eltham, Victoria.

Although Houghton had little compositional training, his music has achieved critical acclaim. In particular, his piece Stélé was recorded by John Williams in his 1998 album The Guitarist. Karin Schaupp made the first complete recording.

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