December 2017

Invited to be key moderator for the European Cultural Forum 2017, Milan, Italy

 

July 2017

New work for the English National Opera Youth Company based on Verdi’s Aida….tbc! Freya Wyn-Jones (director), Ruth Paton (designer)

 

May 2017

We won the Education Middle East Performing Arts Award for our opera Beautiful World!

 

May 2017

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.

 

March 2017

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.

 

February 2017

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.

 

February 2017

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)

 

December 2016

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)

 

November 2016

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

 

June 2015

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.

 

May 2015

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

 

April 2015

Invited to be composer at this year’s LAB in den Haag, The Netherlands.

 

February 2015

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.

 

April 2014

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.

 

February 2014

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.