Colin Broom was born in 1973 in Glasgow and┬ástudied composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. He was the founder and co-director of Invention Ensemble from 1998 – 2004. He has worked with several ensembles including Icebreaker, Orchestra of Opera North, Edinburgh Quartet, Tyrolean Ensemble for Contemporary Music, South Bank Gamelan and Red Note. He teaches composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.