Meet the composers of today
British composer Rachel Portman became the first female composer to win an Academy Award, which she received for the score of Emma.
She was also the first female composer to win a Primetime Emmy Award, which she received for the film, Bessie.
She has received two further Academy Nominations for The Cider House Rules and Chocolat, which also earned her a Golden Globe Nomination.
An outstanding talent of her generation, Charlotte Bray studied under Mark Anthony Turnage and Joe Cutler. She has written for leading musicians, including Lawrence Power and Roderick Williams. Her associations include the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and her work has featured at the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh, Tanglewood, Aix-en-Provence and Verbier. www.charlottebray.co.uk
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Included in the Washington Post's list of the 35 most significant women composers in history (August, 2017), Gabriela Lena Frank's was Born in Berkeley, California to a mother of mixed Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian/Jewish descent. Frank explores her multicultural heritage most ardently through her compositions. Inspired by the works of Bela Bartók and Alberto Ginastera, Frank is something of a musical anthropologist. www.glfcam.com
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As an established composer on the contemporary music scene, Missy's talent draws audiences equally into concert halls, opera houses and rock clubs. Her unique music reflects a trend among composers of her generation who combine styles, writing music for the omnivorous audiences of the 21st century. Her music has been recorded for by New Amsterdam Records, Cedille, Cantaloupe Music and Naxos.
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