Amelia (b. 1995) is a Northern Irish composer of music for stage and concert hall working between Belfast, Manchester and Gdansk. She creates work which navigates potent political issues, juxtaposing folk and classical influences in her approach, specifically confronting issues surrounding attitudes to women and consent. She is a current PhD candidate at the Royal Northern College of Music. Her creative practice is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
LISTEN & SEE
NATIONAL CONCERT HALL & SOUNDING THE FEMINISTS
Amelia received the National Concert Hall of Ireland's Sounding the Feminists Mid-Career/Emerging Commission Award, for which they have commissioned her to write I AM LEDA for small ensemble.
6th June 2019
DEAR FRANCES: A NEW ONE ACT BALLET
New ballet for chamber orchestra based on the life of Frances Shea (chor. Ruaidhri Maguire) was premiered at Blackheath Halls in a performance conducted by Jonathan Mann.
Photograph: Juliette Koch
29 October 2021
PERFORMANCE & PANEL DISCUSSION
CARDIFF GUITAR FESTIVAL
Classical guitarist Shannon Latoyah Simon will perform new work She Lingers at the 2021 Cardiff Guitar Festival on 29 October at 1pm, followed by a Panel Discussion which Amelia will be speaking at.
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HARD RAIN PRSf EARLY CAREER COMMISION
Amelia was announced as one of three recipients of Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble's 2021/22 PRS Foundation early career commission scheme. Find out more here.
24 October 2021
Classical guitarist Shannon Latoyah Simon will perform the world premiere of new work She Lingers at the 2021 London Contemporary Guitar Festival on 24 October. Find out more.