Alun Grafton began his musical career as a chorister at Rochester Cathedral. While studying for a degree in Latin and Archaeology at Nottingham University, he continued his musical studies privately. In 1985 Alun returned to Nottingham University to undertake teacher training in Classics and Music, and upon completion of the course, taught Classics, Music and ran the Philosophy programme at Eagle House School, Berkshire. He left teaching in 2016 to concentrate full time on his music.
Alun began composing at the age of 14 and his output covers orchestral, chamber, vocal, choral and instrumental work.