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The composer of Adiemus, Palladio and The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace is now the most performed living composer in the world. But Karl Jenkins's musical career began as an oboist, jazz saxophonist and member of progressive rock band Soft Machine. Discover his incredible life in pictures.
Jenkins' father was a local schoolteacher, chapel organist and choirmaster. He gave him the young Karl his initial musical instruction. Here he is pictured playing the piano at the age of eight.
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