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
Betty Roe MBE is one of Britain's finest composers of English Song."...an unsung heroine of British music, a very gifted composer who has tended to concentrate on smaller-scaled works, in particular a (by now) relatively large output of songs, making her one of the few British composers in this genre not to be at all overshadowed by the achievements of Benjamin Britten."
—Robert Matthew-Walker www.bettyroe.com
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Sophie Dunér is a composer,singer, songwriter and visual artist.Originally from Sweden, she travels and performs internationally as her blend of jazz, world music and contemporary classical writing receives demand worldwide. from the infamous CBGB´s in New York City to Buenos Aires Festival de Música Contemporánea de La Plata to Festival O/Modernt in Sweden.
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Brazilian pianist Catarina Domenici earned a MM and a DMA degree from the Eastman School of Music, where she was also awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate and the Lizie Teege Mason Award for best graduate pianist. A prizewinner in competitions as a chamber musician and soloist, Catarina has also received prizes for her recordings. She has recorded for public radio and TV in Brazil and the US, and appeared in concerts in South, Central and North America. www.catarinadomenici.com
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Nicola LeFanu has composed over a hundred works which have been widely played, broadcast and recorded; her music is published by Novello and by Edition Peters. She has been commissioned by the BBC, by festivals in UK and beyond, and by leading orchestras, ensembles and soloists. Her catalogue includes a number of works for string ensemble, and chamber music for a wide variety of mediums, often including voice. She has a particular affinity for vocal music and has composed eight operas. www.nicolalefanu.com
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London-based composer, performer and writer. As a composer, she specialises in experimental vocal and choral music, music-theatre and community music. She performs with the award-winning Juice Vocal Ensemble & with her alt-folk band You Are Wolf. kerryandrew.tumblr.com
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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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