A Young Known Voice, The Academy of Ancient Music

A Young Known Voice, The Academy of Ancient Music

Commissioned by the the Academy of Ancient Music as a response to Handel’s Messiah for the Barbican, London. Short documentary about the piece and project.   A full recording of the piece can be found below.   Five star Guardian review: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/dec/21/academy-ancient-music-messiah-review-egarr-barbican-london-handel-aaa-choir Review in Opera Today: http://www.operatoday.com/content/2017/12/messiah_who_the.php Five star review in BackTrack: https://bachtrack.com/review-handel-messiah-egarr-academy-ancient-music-barbican-december-2017   Transforming […]

Threads of the Past

Threads of the Past

  This English National Opera youth project brought over 60 young people aged 13-18 from across London together with a group of professional artists. They collaborated over 6 intensive days to create a new piece of music theatre in response to the story and themes in Verdi’s opera Aida.   The performance group worked with […]

We Are The Light, The Netherlands

We Are The Light, The Netherlands

We Are The Light Premiere: May 4, 2017 – Aa Kerk, Groningen, The Netherlands Commissioned by the Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen Composed by the students of Zernike College, Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen in collaboration with Hannah Conway.     Programme notes: Three weeks ago, forty students from Zernike College, five students and four professors […]

The Marigold That Goes To Bed With The Sun, English National Opera

The Marigold That Goes To Bed With The Sun, English National Opera

The Marigold That Goes To Bed With The Sun English National Opera Youth Company   Challenged to create a piece in response to Ryan Wigglesworth’s new opera The Winter’s Tale! Working with 60 young people and a team of professional artists over a series of introductory workshops in schools and youth organisations, and three intensive […]

Songbound, Mumbai

Songbound, Mumbai

A very special collaboration with Songbound, an outreach initiative that brings the transformative power of music to some of India’s poorest and most marginalised children. Founded by Joe Walters in 2012, Songbound sets up and sustains children’s choirs that rehearse weekly, in a safe environment, in preparation for exciting performance events throughout the year. In February 2014 Hannah travelled […]

Audio Aquarium

Audio Aquarium

Commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to create a new piece for the London Aquarium with visually impaired students from Joseph Clarke School in East London. The project was in partnership with the Royal National Institute for Blind People.   Audio Aquarium from claudia lee on Vimeo.   The students created a beautiful narrative on […]

A Song for Auntie Jackie

A Song for Auntie Jackie

A song for auntie jackie from claudia lee on Vimeo.   Film maker Claudia Lee and I had received funding from the London Symphony Orchestra to make a film in collaboration with a local youth centre. After the first few sessions no kids turned up, so we decided to walk out onto the local estate […]

Dream!

Dream!

Dream from claudia lee on Vimeo.   This project was commissioned by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to compliment their focus on Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. We created a multimedia song cycle, featuring seven original songs for children’s chorus and OAE chamber ensemble, one signed song for the deaf in British Sign Language, […]

Chamber Orchestra of Europe et L’Opéra de Dijon

Chamber Orchestra of Europe et L’Opéra de Dijon

The Opéra de Dijon, in collaboration with the COE, organised a family workshop on the day before the COE concert, which was attended by approximately 100 people of all ages and backgrounds. The project was devised and directed by Hannah Conway, who led a group of ten COE musicans. According to the Dijon newspaper, Le […]

Symphonic Fairytales, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Symphonic Fairytales, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

I was commissioned to compose a multimedia song cycle by the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 200 year anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen. The work included six original songs for children’s chorus and the CBSO and a series of short films created by filmmaker Claudia Lee. The project involved workshops with 300 primary school […]