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.
In 2021, Amelia received the National Concert Hall of Ireland's Sounding the Feminists Mid-Career/Emerging Commission Award, for which she is writing I AM LEDA. Her one act ballet Dear Frances, (chor. Ruaidhri Maguire) premiered in London in 2019 and she is currently collaborating on a second ballet with the choreographer for 2022. Amelia is honoured to be the recipient of the Musicians Company 2018 Silver Medal and a member of their esteemed Yeomen Young Artists scheme. Amelia's creative practice is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
LISTEN & SEE
HARD RAINPRSf 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.
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