Patrick Nunn studied with Frank Denyer and Gary Carpenter and subsequently with Simon Bainbridge and Jonathan Harvey during his PhD in Composition at the Academy (PRSF Scholarship funded). His awards include the Birmingham New Millennium prize for Sentiment of an Invisible Omniscience (2010), the Alan Bush Prize for Transilient Fragments (2008), and the BBC Radio 3 Composing for Children Prize for Songs of Our Generation (1995).

His work Mercurial Sparks, Volatile Shadows was awarded a BASCA British Composer Award (Solo/Duet category) in 2006. Pareidolia I for bass clarinet, electronics and sensors (finalist, Sonic Arts category, 2012) was the most recent of seven shortlisted works for the BASCA British Composer Awards. His music has been performed worldwide and recently featured at IRCAM in Paris and at the Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms 2018). He has written for the BBC Concert Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Kreutzer Quartet, Mark Simpson, Thalia Myers, Zubin Kanga, Piano Circus, Icebreaker, Rambert, the Gogmagogs and New London Children’s Choir.

His music is published by Cadenza Music, Composers Edition and the ABRSM, and recorded by Red Sock Records, NMC and SFZ Music. His latest CD Morphosis showcases small-scale and electronic works.