Aled Smith (UK, 1990) is a composer, editor and teacher based in Manchester, UK. Born in Wrexham, North Wales, Aled began playing guitar at around age twelve and was composing by his late teens. Following an undergraduate degree in Music in Liverpool (graduating with First-Class Honours) he continued to a postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music, gaining an MMus with Distinction in composition. He is currently reading for a PhD at RNCM (Manchester).
He has written music for Alexandra Dariescu (piano), NEW Sinfonia, RLPO, London Sinfonietta, Borealis Saxophone Quartet, BBC Singers, the Sixteen, and many more. His music has been performed at venues such as Bridgewater, Royal Festival Hall, British Museum, as well as internationally. Prizes/awards include winning the RPS mini-commission 2013 and being elected RPS Young Musician for the same competition, shortlisted for the Mendelssohn Scholarship 2014, and nominated as Alba Music Festival Composition Fellow 2016. As an editor, Aled has worked on a wide variety of projects from proof-reading, to copying and producing parts for small community projects to large scale professional editing for radio and television.