The Royal Scottish National Orchestra runs a Composers' Hub scheme each year. Anna is one of five composers to be writing for the orchestra in 2017/18. Find out more here.





Anna has been commissioned to write music for Streetwise Opera's 15th Anniversary production 'Tell Me the Truth About Love' which will take place at the Sage Gateshead in 2018. You can donate to the crowdfunder here.





Anna has been 'adopted' by Merchant Sinfonia for the 2017/18 'Adopt a Composer' scheme which pairs amateur ensembles with emerging composers. Adopt a Composer is run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, in association with BBC Radio 3, and funded by PRS Foundation and the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust. You can find out more here.





Streetwise Opera, including Anna's work with them as a composer in residence, is featured in a TV documentary as part of US series 'Turning Point'. Watch it here.





Anna's Three Miniatures were recently workshopped by Het Balletorkest and conductor Matthew Rowe, with mentorship from composer Tarik O'Regan, this October in Amsterdam. The workshop explored different approaches to orchestration, with variations of each miniature being presented.





Premiered on 12th August at Tête à Tête Opera Festival, RADA Studios. Photos by Claire Shovelton here. Video available here.
More information here and here.


ADOPT A COMPOSER: Anna is in residence with Merchant Sinfonia for 2017/18 as part of Making Music's 'Adopt a Composer' initiative.


RSNO: Anna is in residence with the RSNO for 2017/18 as part of their Composers' Hub.


RAMBERT DANCE COMPANY: Anna has been the 2016/17 Music Fellow with Rambert, generously supported by the PRS Foundation and the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.


6th JULY 2018: Premiere of CUE with Ensemble Klang, Rambert dancers and Dansox at St Hilda's College, Oxford


17th JUNE 2018: Premiere with Merchant Sinfonia at Glasgow City Halls as part of Making Music's 'Adopt a Composer' initiative


14th-15th APRIL 2018: Premiere of Streetwise Opera's Tell me the Truth about Love at the Sage Gateshead


10th APRIL 2018: Workshop with RSNO and Gary Carpenter


15th JANUARY 2018: Workshop with RSNO Chamber Ensemble and Stuart MacRae


5th OCTOBER 2017: Workshop of Three Miniatures with Het Balletorkest and Tarik O'Regan in Amsterdam


16th SEPTEMBER 2017: Performance of The Windhover with the Hermes Experiment at Colourscape Music Festival, London


15th SEPTEMBER 2017: Premiere with Carolyn Bolton and Mbulelo Ndabeni at NaY Triple Bill, Rich Mix, London


19th AUGUST 2017: Premiere with choreographer Carolyn Bolton and Mbulelo Ndabeni at Rambert River Stage


14-16th AUGUST 2017: Premiere with choreographer Julie Cunningham at The Southbank Centre


12th AUGUST 2017, 7pm: Citizens of Nowhere chamber opera at RADA Studios with choreographer Dane Hurst


30th JULY 2017, 8pm: Premiere with The Sunday Boys (male voice choir), Halle St Peter's, Manchester


7th JULY 2017, 12.30pm: Performance of The Windhover with the Hermes Experiment at the Southbank Centre New Music Biennial


16th JUNE 2017, 8.30pm: Premiere at Ignition Dance Festival with choreographer Dane Hurst


11th JUNE 2017, 2.30pm: Cohan Collective sharing at Rambert


MAY 2017: 'Trench Brothers' composition project with primary schools


27th APRIL 2017: Spotlight concert at RNCM, revised version of Citizens of Nowhere (a miniature chamber opera), performed by RNCM students 


11th APRIL 2017: Opera Hour at HOME, Manchester with Streetwise Opera (Kingdoms Come and Kingdoms Go)


2nd APRIL 2017: PRS Foundation Concert with Quay Voices at Jesmond URC, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Speak Out


9th MARCH 2017: Book launch concert with poet Rachel Mann, Manchester Cathedral, The Pilgrims at Luke Copse


4th MARCH 2017: RNCM Wind Ensemble at Didsbury Coffee Concert Series, Federalizing Zoo


FEBRUARY 2017: 'Positioning Ballet' Conference at Dutch National Ballet


JANUARY 2017: 'Rambert Connects' including workshop performance of The Windhover by the Hermes Experiment


DECEMBER 2016: Research and Development with Peter Leung, choreographer


NOVEMBER 2016: Premiere of Citizens of Nowhere


OCTOBER 2016: Appointed Music Fellow at Rambert for 2016/17


SEPTEMBER 2016: Workshops with Streetwise Opera, Manchester

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