Past Events


30th April-5th May 2024

Workshops and Performance with Electric Voice Theatre in Newcastle Upon Tyne


16th MARCH 2024, 7pm

Album launch event with Laefer Quartet in London


1st MARCH 2024

Release of Strata with Laefer Quartet on Coviello Classics 


25th FEBRUARY 2024, 3.30pm

Performance of Future Dream with Electric Voice Theatre in Harlow


21st FEBRUARY 2024

Performance of Heart Embers with the Piatti Quartet at Grand Hotel, York


14th FEBRUARY 2024, 6.45pm

Premiere of Heart Embers with the Piatti Quartet at Kings Place, London


21st JANUARY 2024, 3pm

Performance of Electric Aeroplanes with the Laefer Quartet at Hertford Music Club



Third UK tour of Tin Man with Joss Arnott Dance


20th NOVEMBER 2023

Release of Elsewhere, Elsewhen album with Nordic Viola featuring Hrakningar


17th NOVEMBER 2023

Panel discussion and concert at St Hilda's College, Oxford with Gabriella Di Laccio, Professor Anne Laure Humbert and Dominique Le Gendre


3rd NOVEMBER 2023

Release of CBSO Sounds New album on NMC Recordings featuring Sonnet 43


27th OCTOBER 2023

Premiere of Future Dream with Electric Voice Theatre at Conway Hall, London


1st OCTOBER 2023, 5pm

Premiere of Electric Aeroplanes with Laefer Quartet at Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for CASSGB Single Reed Day



Workshops with English Touring Opera for ETO Perform


25th AUGUST 2023

Panel discussion and performance of 1967 in the Red House with The Sunday Boys at Stoller Hall, Manchester.


5th AUGUST 2023, 10pm

Broadcast of Drought opera on BBC New Music Show


21st JULY 2023

Solo piano set supporting Ollie West at International Anthony Burgess Foundation


19th JULY 2023

Concert at Kings Place with Riot Ensemble, Hannah Williams and Stephanie Lamprea


17th JULY 2023

Concert at Turner Sims, Southampton, with Riot Ensemble, Hannah Williams and Stephanie Lamprea


15th JULY 2023

Premiere of Bridges with Young Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead


8th JULY 2023

Performance at Manchester International Festival supporting Anna Meredith and the RNCM Festival Orchestra


15th JUNE 2023, 4.25pm: Performance of 1967 in the Red House with The Sunday Boys at Auditorium Manzoni, Bologna


11th JUNE 2023, 6.30pm: Performance of 1967 in the Red House with The Sunday Boys at Temple des Batignolles, Paris


29th JANUARY 2023

Premiere with CBSO conducted by Clark Rundell for Sounds New


1st OCTOBER 2022 - 23rd DECEMBER 2022: Autumn tour of Tin Man with Joss Arnott Dance beginning in Canterbury and ending in Sheffield


26th OCTOBER 2022: Premiere of Drought opera at Media City UK with BBC Philharmonic conducted by Jack Sheen. Libretto by Niall Campell. Directed by Charlie Sinclair. Starring Sally Pitts and Lila Chrisp. 


1st AUGUST 2022: Performance of The Windhover with the Hermes Experiment at the Lake District Summer Music Festival


23rd JULY 2022: Norrisette performance on the Nebula stage at Bluedot Festival


3rd, 4th, 5th JUNE 2022, 12 and 3pm: Tin Man with Joss Arnott Dance at Northern Ballet, Leeds (Live Music with Psappha)


21st MAY 2022: Premiere of new fanfare inspired by Ethel Smyth's The Wreckers to open Glyndebourne Festival 


17th MAY 2022: Workshop of Drought opera with BBC Philharmonic conducted by Jack Sheen with singers Morgana Warren-Jones, Sally Pitts and Elspeth Piggott. Libretto by Niall Campbell. Repetiteur James Gillett.


11th MAY 2022, 7.30pm: Performance of Requiem for Gaia with the Castalian String Quartet at Holywell Music Room, Oxford


7th MAY 2022, 2pm and 6pm: Tin Man with Joss Arnott Dance at Dance City, Newcastle (Live Music with Psappha)


23rd & 24th APRIL 2022, 11am and 2pm: Tin Man with Joss Arnott Dance at Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth


26th MARCH 2022, 11am and 2pm: Tin Man at The Lowry, Salford (Live Music)


5th MARCH 2022, 11am and 2pm: Tin Man with Joss Arnott Dance at The University of Sheffield


25th, 26th, 27th FEBRUARY 2022: Premiere of Pay the Piper with Glyndebourne Youth Opera


30th NOVEMBER: Release of Winds of Iona with Helen Lacey


22nd NOVEMBER, 12pm: Premiere with Amy Green (Riot Ensemble) at HCMF


21st NOVEMBER, 3pm: Performance with Donne at Guildhall School of Music and Drama at Nicola LeFanu masterclass


21st OCTOBER, 8pm and 27th OCTOBER, 7.30pm: Concerts with Donne in London and Oxford


21st and 22nd OCTOBER: Premiere with The Sunday Boys at Corridor of Light Festival, Manchester


7th OCTOBER 2021: Release of Future Dream (EP) by Norrisette


6th OCTOBER 2021, 1pm: Online performance of Uptake with University of Liverpool


1st OCTOBER 2021, 7.45pm: World premiere of Dust Mouth with Piatti Quartet at Stapleford Granary


23rd SEPTEMBER 2021: Norrisette debut supporting Sylvette at Deaf Institute, Manchester


AUGUST 2021: Choreodrome residency with choreographer Carolyn Bolton at The Place


AUGUST 2021: Mentoring with Red Note Ensemble's Composer Development Sessions


AUGUST 2021: Judging panel for RPS Chamber Composition Prize


5th JULY 2021: Presentation at Mathematics in Healthcare Research Showcase about Uptake, a 'jazz' trio made in collaboration with scientists at the University of Liverpool as part of PRiSM 8 Cubed


25-27 JUNE 2021: Exhibition of paintings at Fermata Festival as part of Kensington and Chelsea Art Week. 


3rd MAY 2021: Workshop with the Piatti Quartet


27th APRIL 2021, 5pm: Online concert with Nordic Viola and Ear To The Ground for 'Art Making in the Anthropocene'


16th APRIL 2021, 4.15pm: Online concert with Nordic Viola featuring Hrakningar


20th MARCH 2021: Composition workshop with Sheffield Music School and BBC Philharmonic


11th MARCH 2021: Broadcast of Q&A with Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music


9th MARCH 2021, 5pm: RNCM Insights online live Q&A with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, hosted by Anna Appleby


20th NOVEMBER 2020: online premiere with saxophonist Amy Green for Riot Ensemble / Zeitgeist / HCMF commission. Read the I Care If You Listen review here


1st OCTOBER 2020: Short story 'Funreality' published as part of The Fairlight Book of Short Stories (volume 1) 


6th SEPTEMBER 2020: performance of Winds of Iona with Helen Lacey at Boco Arts Cuckmere Festival


4th SEPTEMBER 2020: online performance of Hrakningar with Nordic Viola at Orkney International Science Festival


31st JULY 2020: Release of Twenty Piano album


25th JULY 2020, 7.30pm: At Home with The Sunday Boys live on Youtube


30th JUNE 2020: Online premiere of Outside of Me, In


17th JUNE 2020, 4.15pm: Presentation on Research in Progress, RNCM online Research Forum


12th MAY and 9th JUNE 2020, 1pm: Features on RNCM Radio with Streetwise Opera and poet Merrie Joy Williams for the Rosamond Prize


22nd APRIL 2020: Launch of Twenty Piano Miniatures including Sleepwalking


13th MARCH 2020: Exhibition of paintings as part of a concert organised by RNCM students at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation


2nd FEBRUARY 2020: Presentation with Making Music for Adopt A Composer


16th JANUARY 2020: Launch of short story online, published by Fairlight Books


12th DECEMBER 2019: US Premiere of Knocking with Shana Norton at St David's Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas. More info here


2nd DECEMBER 2019, 5pm:

Preview performance of Head Above Water piano duet created for Joss Arnott Dance's upcoming UK tour with pianists Andrea Emanuele and Teresa Desiderio at CRAL del Banco di Sicilia, via Rosolino Pilo, Palermo, Italy


18th NOVEMBER 2019, 1pm:

Performance of From the River at the Royal Opera House Crush Room with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Wake-Edwards and pianist Matthew Fletcher. More info here


10th NOVEMBER 2019:

Performance of The Manchester Peace Song Cycle at Manchester Cathedral. More info here


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 ViolaPromoted by the Isle of Coll Music Group


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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