SOUND SCOTLAND: Anna has been co-commissioned by Nordic Viola and Sound Scotland to write a new piece for Sound Festival 2018. Find out more here.



ALUMNA OF THE YEAR: Anna has been nominated alongside Afua Hirsch and Dame Rosemary Squire for GDST Alumna of the Year 2018. Find out more here.



STREETWISE OPERA: Anna was commissioned to write music for Streetwise Opera's 15th Anniversary production 'Tell Me the Truth About Love' at the Sage Gateshead in April 2018. You can read the 4 star review in the Guardian here.



ICELAND TOUR: The Sunday Boys premiered Anna's pieces Dust and 1967 in the Red House in Iceland in March. Find out more here.



COLCHESTER NEW MUSIC: Anna's piece Sleepwalking has been shortlisted for the Colchester New Music Piano Project. Find out more here.



BBC RADIO 3 LATE JUNCTION: Anna's miniature The Impossible Piano was played on Late Junction on Thursday the 19th January 2018, you can listen again here.



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



ADOPT A COMPOSER: 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.



TURNING POINT TV DOCUMENTARY: 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.



HET BALLETORKEST: 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.



CITIZENS OF NOWHERE CHAMBER OPERA: 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.

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