Ivor Novello AWARD WIN 2020
Ivor Novello Win for Six Movements
Commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society in partnership with the Wigmore Hall, Six Movements for
string quartet has won an Ivor Novello award 2020. The judges cited:
‘A finely crafted work with a wonderful arc across its whole dimension, and beautiful sounds and harmonies, offering an engaging sound-world with a successful combination of techniques and styles’
The winners were revealed on Tuesday 1 December as part of a two-hour ceremony broadcast exclusively on BBC Radio 3.
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BBC Radio 3 première
Cheltenham Music Festival Commission
On the 24th November 2020, my string quartet
Elements of Disco received its première by the
Carducci Quartet in a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3
as part of the Cheltenham Music Festival.
Elements of Disco was commissioned
by the Cheltenham Music Festival in
partnership with BBC Radio 3.
Image: Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's
Image: Wigmore Hall, London
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Image: Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective
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'Life as an Apprentice Composer'
Click below to read my first blog post written for the Royal Philharmonic Society about my time so far as the 2018/19 Rosie Johnson Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer, reflecting on my time so far at the Wigmore Hall writing for members of
the Bloomsbury Quartet.
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royal philharmonic society
composition prize 2018/19
Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer
For 2018-19, I am the Royal Philharmonic Society Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer. As part of this, I will observe, take part in and collaborate on projects led by Wigmore Hall's thriving Learning Department, and receive tailored development support from the RPS, as well as mentorship from Wigmore Hall's Composer in Residence, Helen Grime. My apprenticeship will culminate in the world première of my RPS Composition Prize commission, a new string quartet, performed by the fantastic Bloomsbury Quartet at the Wigmore Hall on 17th July next year, for more details:
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LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
As part of the London Symphony Orchestra's Panufnik Scheme, my work Flux for symphony orchestra was workshopped and performed by the LSO, conducted by François-Xavier Roth at LSO St Luke’s, London. The scheme was guided by renowned composer Colin Matthews and is devised by the Orchestra in association with Lady Panufnik in memory of her late husband, the composer
Sir Andrzej Panufnik.
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LSO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Première of October Tune for Sextet
As a London Symphony Orchestra SoundHub Associate, my sextet October Tune was performed by the LSO Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Darren Bloom at LSO St Luke's, London.
The performance was recorded by the LSO and
published on their YouTube channel.
Click the link below to watch.
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Solo piano work for George Fu
I was commissioned by Listenpony for a new solo piano work for pianist George Fu. My work Preludes was performed as part of a UK tour in 2018: Centrala, Birmingham; Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester; The Playground Theatre, London. George Fu subsequently took my piece to the Borough New Music Festival in 2019, receiving a second performance at St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, Southwark London.
Image: The Great Hall, University of Birmingham
Remembering the Great War, Birmingham
Commission by the University of Birmingham to write a new saxophone duet to open a commemorative event of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. Somewhere Among the Clouds Above was performerd by Jennifer Akroyd & Luke Riedlinger on 1st November 2018 in Birmingham's Great Hall, which was used as a military hospital during the
Image: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Three Movements for Chamber Ens.
My work Three Movements for large chamber ensemble was performed by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at the
CBSO Centre in Birmingham
on the 3rd May 2018.
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All Things for String Q.
My work All Things for String Quartet was workshopped and performed at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts as part of CrossCurrents Contemporary Music Festival in
Birmingham, February 2018.
Image: The Britten Sinfonia
Image: Benjamin Powell of Psappha
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