Dare To Dream – Premiere of newly commissioned work, a multimedia piece at the Albert Hall for 900 young people including performers in Bangladesh, Uganda and Syria.
Premiere and performances of my new work, Water in the Desert, Abu Dhabi NYU Theatre
Presenter for BBC Radio 3 at the BBC Proms
(1hr 11mins into concert)
Music Director and Composer for the English National Opera Youth residency summer programme
R&D in Abu Dhabi to prepare Water In the Desert commissioned by the Ministry of Tolerance and Cranleigh International
Preparing new opera commission for Abu Dhabi NYU theatre (for performance in October 2018)
Invited to be key moderator for the European Commission at their European Cultural Forum 2017, Milan, Italy
Premiere of new commission A Young Known Voice for the Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican, December 20th 2017.
Performance of Towards Another World, a promenade opera for the English National Opera at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Adjudicator for BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, London.
Threads of the Past, a new work for the English National Opera Youth Company based on Verdi’s Freya Wyn-Jones (director), Ruth Paton (designer)
We won the Education Middle East Performing Arts Award for our opera Beautiful World!
The premiere of We Are The Light, a piece I wrote with teenagers and conservatoire students for the Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen. Such an affecting project about remembrance and family based on the Mozart Requiem, performed in the national remembrance day service. Very proud of this project and all the participants – a special one.
A unique chance to create new music with audiences for Opera Forward Festival, Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam. Initiating wonderful collaborations with Syrian musicians, currently living as refugees in the Netherlands and in Germany (notably Aeham Ahmad), opera singers and student performers from conservatoires from all over the Netherlands.
Great fun performing and presenting on stage at the Barbican, London UK performances of my new work for the Britten Sinfonia: Max The Brave. Based on award winning Ed Vere’s picture books.
Opportunity to create an exciting new work for English National Opera Youth Company, based on Ryan Wigglesworth’s ‘Winter’s Tale’. Freya Wyn-Jones (director), Matt Sharp (cellist), Hannah Conway (composer/MD)
National Theatre, Abu Dhabi – first performance of our newly devised youth opera, Beautiful World for royal family and Ministry of Culture. Karen Gillingham (director), Hannah Conway (composer/MD), Natasha Khamjani (choreographer), Ruth Paton (designer)
Engaged as composer for research & development project for GIANT, a new tree opera for young performers commissioned by Arts and Gardens and Mahogony Opera. Performances in Alexandra Palace Park, London UK
Delighted that excerpts from my opera The Freedom Game are to be performed at the Heads of State International Ceremony at Runnymede to mark 800th Anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta and at the Charter Fair.
World premiere of The Freedom Game at the Royal Albert Hall. Conducted by Tim Murray, directed by Karen Gillingham, libretto by Sir Richard Stilgoe, composed by Hannah Conway
Invited to be composer at this year’s LAB in den Haag, The Netherlands.
Back on stage to perform and present with the Britten Sinfonia, I Want My Hat Back concerts, returning after sell-out performances at the BBC Proms.
Exciting news! Commissioned by Surrey Arts to compose a community opera to celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta to be performed in the Royal Albert Hall in May 2015. The opera is for 1500 singers and an orchestra of 80 players and will be directed by Karen Gillingham and libretto by Richard Stilgoe.
Embarked on an amazing trip to Mumbai and Bangalore in collaboration with Songbound and Joe Walters to work with children from slum communities and under-privileged communities in the city. We created a fantastical story based on a bird called the Dream Catcher – a bird who catches the dreams of children in Mumbai and puts them up into the sky. Incredible experience with kids, brilliant to work with such talented local choir leaders and a project I will never forget.