Tony Harrison was born in London in 1957 and died in Bergen, Norway in 2012. After
graduating he studied with the French conductor Diego Masson, and formed and conducted
the Britton Chamber Orchestra which performed with great success over the next few
years. Since then he conducted the Northern Sinfonia, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,
the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the Orchestra of Norwegian Opera, and for three consecutive
seasons the Risør Festival Strings. Over the last twenty years Tony formed a close
personal and working relationship with the composer Stephen Frost, a collaboration
which came to its first fruition in this recording.