MOONLIGHT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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We are thrilled to announce the that three young composers that were under the mentorship of Professor Philip Cashian (The Royal Academy of Music) as part of the Isolda Composition Foundation Program will take up an exciting and unique commission this season in collaboration with Moonlight Symphony Orchestra.

 

Joseph Howard is a London-based composer originally from North Yorkshire. He writes new music for classical instruments, and his work has been performed across the country and internationally. He is the Music Fellow at Rambert Dance Company for 2018. Recent highlights have included a performance at Aldeburgh Festival, where he attended the Britten-Pears Composition Course, and the premiere of his piece Fever, which was conducted by Oliver Knussen with the Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble. Movement (for Wind Ensemble) was premiered in Stockholm by the Blåsarsymfonikerna, and subsequently conducted by Pascal Tortelier at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2016 he participated in the prestigious Creative Dialogue course in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has had pieces performed at Cheltenham Festival, Bath International Music Festival, Ryedale Festival and York Late Music Festival. He was the 2013 winner of the National Centre for Early Music’s Young Composers Competition. Joseph studied as an undergraduate at the University of Birmingham before attending a masters course at The Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction. His studies were supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the RVW Trust, the Howard Hartog Scholarship and the Charles Lucas Memorial Fund Award.

Joseph Howard Composer

Joseph Howard is a London-based composer originally from North Yorkshire. He writes new music for classical instruments, and his work has been performed across the country and internationally. He is the Music Fellow at Rambert Dance Company for 2018. Recent highlights have included a performance at Aldeburgh Festival, where he attended the Britten-Pears Composition Course, and the premiere of his piece Fever, which was conducted by Oliver Knussen with the Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble. Movement (for Wind Ensemble) was premiered in Stockholm by the Blåsarsymfonikerna, and subsequently conducted by Pascal Tortelier at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2016 he participated in the prestigious Creative Dialogue course in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has had pieces performed at Cheltenham Festival, Bath International Music Festival, Ryedale Festival and York Late Music Festival. He was the 2013 winner of the National Centre for Early Music’s Young Composers Competition. Joseph studied as an undergraduate at the University of Birmingham before attending a masters course at The Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction. His studies were supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the RVW Trust, the Howard Hartog Scholarship and the Charles Lucas Memorial Fund Award.
Angela Elizabeth Slater is a UK-based composer. She is also the founder and artistic director of the Illuminate ​series. In her AHRC-funded PhD in composition at the University of Nottingham, Angela developed an interest in incorporating different aspects of the natural world into her compositions. She has been working on a series of works that engage with the natural world, musically mapping certain aspects into the fabric of her music.         
            Angela has worked with many professional and amateur musicians, and enjoys working with both groups with equal passion and enthusiasm. Recently she has worked with the BSO, Bozzini Quartet, Assembly project, Aurea Quartet, BBC Singers, and Psappha, amongst others. Angela is passionate about the promotion of new music for amateur and professionals and particularly about raising the profile of female musicians and composers.
            Angela has recently participated in the St Magnus Composition Course 2017, working with Alasdair Nicholson and Sally Beamish and the Britten-Pears Young Artists Composers’ Course 2017, where she has worked with Olivier Knussen, Colin Matthews and Michael Gandolfi.

Angela Elizabeth Slater Composer

Angela Elizabeth Slater is a UK-based composer. She is also the founder and artistic director of the Illuminate ​series. In her AHRC-funded PhD in composition at the University of Nottingham, Angela developed an interest in incorporating different aspects of the natural world into her compositions. She has been working on a series of works that engage with the natural world, musically mapping certain aspects into the fabric of her music. Angela has worked with many professional and amateur musicians, and enjoys working with both groups with equal passion and enthusiasm. Recently she has worked with the BSO, Bozzini Quartet, Assembly project, Aurea Quartet, BBC Singers, and Psappha, amongst others. Angela is passionate about the promotion of new music for amateur and professionals and particularly about raising the profile of female musicians and composers. Angela has recently participated in the St Magnus Composition Course 2017, working with Alasdair Nicholson and Sally Beamish and the Britten-Pears Young Artists Composers’ Course 2017, where she has worked with Olivier Knussen, Colin Matthews and Michael Gandolfi.
Roy began his training in music at the Royal Northern College of Music where he completed his Bmus (Hons) in composition. Having just completed his MA at the Royal Academy of Music on a Doctor Carner scholarship Roy has had much of music performed in England and internationally, and has won numerous prizes for his work, including Priaulx prize and the Ismena Holland prize. Roy has written for various ensembles as well including; the Juice vocal trio, and the Chroma chamber ensemble.

Roy Alexander Watkins Composer

Roy began his training in music at the Royal Northern College of Music where he completed his Bmus (Hons) in composition. Having just completed his MA at the Royal Academy of Music on a Doctor Carner scholarship Roy has had much of music performed in England and internationally, and has won numerous prizes for his work, including Priaulx prize and the Ismena Holland prize. Roy has written for various ensembles as well including; the Juice vocal trio, and the Chroma chamber ensemble.