Composing music that both embraces and challenges western classical traditions, Prokofiev
has emerged at the forefront of a new approach to classical music in the UK at the beginning of the 21st century. After completing his musical studies at Birmingham and York Universities and dissatisfied with the seemingly insular world of contemporary classical music, he developed a parallel music career as a dance, grime, electro and hip hop producer.
In 2003, he returned to his classical roots (he is the grandson of Sergei Prokofiev and trained in classical composition), with the composition of his String Quartet No. 1. What gives his writing its unique edge is his background in dance music combined with his classical roots.