Dury is equally at home as part of a string quartet, orchestra, or performing as a soloist. He has worked with some of the world's leading conductors and soloists in a number of the UK's major concert halls. He has appeared live on TV and Radio, as well as on the soundtracks for numerous films and TV shows.
Dury studied composition at Birmingham University, specialising in contemporary and studio composition. He was able to work with the BCMG, and attended courses at the Britten Pears School for Advanced musical studies led by Oliver Knussen. He is also an alumni of the Faber Music Academy, specialising in composition for film, tv and advertising.
Dury is also an experienced arranger. He frequently arranges for string ensembles, and is particularly adept at orchestrating for school ensembles. He has written and arranged string parts for many bands and songwriters.
Dury has many years experience teaching in the country's leading Independent schools, as well as in the state sector. He has also led whole-class string teaching, devising a scheme of work around world music, has set up two youth orchestras, and devised a programme for young children to learn instruments in groups as part of a music charity.
He has a busy teaching practice in Chipping Sodbury, north of Bristol and Bath. A number of his pupils have gone on to study at the country's leading music colleges and university departments, as well as reaching the final of many of the local competitions and Eistedfods.
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