COMPOSER

AMELIA CLARKSON

               Amelia is a Northern Irish composer of music for dance, theatre and concert hall working between Belfast, London and Gdansk.  Recent work includes a commission from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and a new song-set for the Prestienge Festival which premiered during Presteigne Digital. Her one act ballet Dear Frances, (chor. Ruaidhri Maguire) premiered in London in summer 2019 and she is currently collaborating on a new ballet for performance in 2021/22.  Amelia is honoured to be the recipient of the Worshipful Company of Musician's 2018 Silver Medal and a member of their esteemed

Yeomen Young Artists scheme.  Amelia's work is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. 

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NEWS

October 2020

FUNDING

ARTS COUNCIL OF NORTHERN IRELAND

Amelia was grateful to receive a Support for the Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

December 2019

ACADEMIC

MASTERS OF MUSIC

Amelia graduated as a Master of Music in Composition with distinction from Trinity Laban.

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11th November 2019

AWARD

WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF MUSICIANS

Amelia was honoured to receive the 2018 silver medal for Trinity Laban.

Photograph: Peter Holland

Autumn / Winter 2020

RECORDING

LIGETI QUARTET: WORKOUT

The Ligeti Quartet will record 'Butterflies' from ballet, Dear Frances, as part of their Workout scheme. 

Their mission is to record 100 pieces by 100 composers to celebrate their tenth anniversary. 

Read more here

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6th September 2019

INTERVIEW 

by Suzy Willmott.

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4th June 2018

RADIO

BBC RADIO 3

'Altaneigh' from Two Songs for Spring was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

25th August 2020

PREMIERE

3 songs for tenor and harp

2020 Presteigne festival

Wed 25th August 4pm.

This performance will be a digital performance due to Covid-19.

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6th June 2019

PREMIERE

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

Images by Sarah Court, Sam Hunter Photography and Juliette Koch.

©2020 Amelia Clarkson