Upcoming Events

25th OCTOBER 2019:

Performance of Knocking by harpist Eira Lynn Jones at Harp on Wight International Festival: Opening Concert at Ryde Methodist Church, 7.30pm. More info here


21st SEPTEMBER 2019:

Performance of Hrakningar at An Cridhe, Arinagour, Coll with Nordic Viola. Promoted by the Isle of Coll Music Group




Past Events



28th AUGUST - 5th SEPTEMBER 2019:

Performances of Knocking as part of harpist Eira Lynn's tour of South Africa. More info here


Christ Church: Blairgowrie, Johannesburg
Solo Recital for South Africa Harp Society
28th August, 6pm
“All Things Harp”: a lecture recital for Krombroom Rotary Club
4th September, 6pm
“Forgotten Dreams” Concert 
Bishops Diocesan College, Cape Town, South Africa
5th September, 8pm


21st & 22nd AUGUST 2019:

Premieres with dancer-choreographer Carolyn Bolton at Opera Estate Festival Veneto, Bassano del Grappa. More information here


11th & 14th AUGUST 2019:

Premiere of From the River song cycle for Jerwood Young Artists Recital Series at Glyndebourne Organ Room, 14:45. Performed by Stephanie Wake-Edwards and Matthew Fletcher


26th JULY 2019:

Preview at DanceEast in Ipswich with Joss Arnott Dance


23rd JULY - 4th AUGUST 2019:

Premiere and performances at Tête à Tête opera festival of a Pop-up Opera collaboration with Ruth Mariner. Find out more here


19th JULY 2019:

Performance by Helen Lacey of 'Winds of Iona' at Latitude festival, BBC Introducing stage. Watch a clip here and find out more here


23rd JUNE 2019:

Performance of Federalizing Zoo at Chester Music Festival's opening concert: 'Summer Serenade: Manchester Camerata Wind Soloists with RNCM Maestros of Tomorrow'


12th JUNE 2019:

Panel discussion about collaboration at Dutch National Ballet


8th JUNE 2019:

Premiere of Antiphony string quartet at Festival Fresco, Altrincham


7th APRIL 2019:

Performance of Knocking with Eira Lynn Jones at Edinburgh International Harp Festival


3rd MARCH 2019:

Performance of Turbines with Merchant Sinfonia, also featuring Step Up by Gaynor Barradell and Edinburgh Concert Band. More info here


27th FEBRUARY 2019:

Panel discussion on Composition and Embodiment at Mark Baldwin's Embodied Knowledge, Bermondsey Project Space


3rd FEBRUARY 2019:

Performance of If I Have Not Love at St David's Episcopal Church, Baltimore, US with conductor Douglas Buchanan


17th JANUARY 2019:

Performance of Federalizing Zoo with RNCM Wind Orchestra. More info here


16th JANUARY 2019:

Broadcast of Turbines with Merchant Sinfonia on BBC Radio 3. Tune in here at 21:15


13th JANUARY 2019:

World Premiere of Knocking with Eira Lynn Jones at RNCM Strings Festival


8th, 21st, 22nd DECEMBER 2018:

Release and tour of North East Christmas Album by Voices of Hopefeaturing Anna's new piece Behold!


7th DECEMBER 2018:

US Premiere of Dust in Toledo, Ohio by The University of Toledo Glee Club


4th DECEMBER 2018:

Performance of If I Have Not Love in Toledo, Ohio by the Glass City Singers



Research and Development with Joss Arnott Dance.


21st NOVEMBER 2018:

World Premiere of A Manchester Peace Song Cycle (featuring Anna's setting of Wilfred Owen) at RNCM, Manchester


8th NOVEMBER 2018:

Premiere of Last Breaths at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury on the Glyndebourne tour of 'Behind the Curtain' with presenter Chris Addison


3rd NOVEMBER 2018:

Performance of Five Miniatures at Sound Festival with Ensemble Klang


26th OCTOBER 2018:

Premiere of Hrakningar at Sound Festival with Nordic Viola


16th SEPTEMBER 2018:

Premiere of If I Have Not Love at St David's Episcopal Church, Baltimore, US with conductor Douglas Buchanan


15th & 16th SEPTEMBER 2018:

Recording session with Voices of Hope for their North East Christmas Album, featuring Anna's new piece Behold!


18th & 19th JULY 2018:

Premiere and showcase with Hull Urban Opera Collective at Brain Jar and Paragon Arcade


6th JULY 2018: 

Premiere of CUE with Ensemble Klang, three choreographers (Estela Merlos, Malgorzata Dzierzon and Patricia Okenwa) 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


9th JUNE 2018:

Premiere of 'Sleepwalking' with Colchester New Music in Chelmsford


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 conducted by Holly Mathieson


15-17th MARCH 2018:

Performances with The Sunday Boys in Reykjavik, Iceland


11th MARCH 2018:

Iceland tour preview concert with The Sunday Boys in Manchester.


19th JANUARY 2018:

Broadcast of The Impossible Piano on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction, 23:00


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 as part of Tête à Tête opera festival.


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



'Positioning Ballet' Conference at Dutch National Ballet



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

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