Amelia 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. Amelia is a current PRS Foundation Women Make Music grantee and creative practice is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
LISTEN & SEE
1 July 2022
OPERA HOLLAND PARK
Opera Holland Park 2022 on 1st July 2022 at 1pm - 'Green Spaces: A Celebration in Song' curated by Hannah Sandison, featuring three world premieres by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Zoe Martlew and Amelia Clarkson. Book here.
8 Feb 2022
PRS FOUNDATION WOMEN MAKE MUSIC
PRS Foundation have announced the Women Make Music grantees. Amelia has received support for the creation of music for a new ballet. Read more here.
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.
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.