Brian Barton is a British composer who studied composition with Sergi Slominsky at the St Petersburg State Conservatoire, Russia, (2000-2002). His style of pure music composition can be best classified as broadly Neo Romantic with European, Scandanivan and other influences. Past compositions include a Symphonetta for Orchestra, Variations for Piano and Violin, a String Quartet, more recent works a Piano Suite entitled 'A Jerusalem Suite' and a 3rd piano sonata.
He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in composition at the St Petersburg State Conservatoire 2000-2002. He holds fellowship diplomas in composition from the London College of Music (FLCM) and the Victoria College of Music, London (FVCM). He also holds a Licentiate diploma in Theory of Music from the London College of Music (L.Mus LCM), and a Music Literature Fellowship diploma from National College of Music, London, (FVCM), also a Diploma in piano from the Victoria College, London, (Dip.VCM).
Brian Barton has worked on the past as an organist in the UK and Norway. In China he taught composition to undergraduates in the Normal University in Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, also taught ‘Music with English language.’ He developed and published a comprehensive ‘Music with English’ textbook for Chinese music students published by the Peoples Republic of China Music Press, and has also written and published a book on Jewish music, entitled ‘The Music of the Jews.’