Simon Callaghan


Twitter: @simondcallaghan


Previous Education

BMus (Hons) (First Class) in Performance from the Royal College of Music (London)

Thesis title

Roger Sacheverell Coke: ‘England’s Lost Rachmaninoff’: new discovery and appraisal


Dr David Jones (main supervisor), Dr Fiona Richards (second supervisor)

Research Summary

My research explores the life and music of Derbyshire-born composer, Roger Sacheverell Coke (1912-72). While focussing on the production of new editions and performances of the music, my research will also encompass an exploration of how the composer’s homosexuality and mental afflictions may have had an impact on his compositional style.


Musical Opinion, July-September 2015: Roger Sacheverell Coke (1912-72): His Life and Music