Ralf started composing at the age of eight years old. Since then he has studied classical composition at degree and masters degree level (studying with Philip Cashian for two years). He has recently completed a PhD in Jazz Composition and has set up the New Jazz quartet Snappersnipes as a vehicle for his compositions (

Being an active performer as well as a composer, Ralf is very interested in writing music which is playable, well-written and effective. More than 90% of his pieces have received public performances and/or have been recorded, over the last 40 years.

His works have been performed at venues such as the Purcell Rooms, London and St Georges, Brandon Hill, Bristol as well as at Cheltenham Jazz Festival and live performances have been recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. 

Please contact Ralf to discuss any composition commissions or arranging work that you may be considering...