COMPOSER

AMELIA CLARKSON

               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

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NEWS

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17 September 2022

PERFORMANCE

CRASH ENSEMBLE

Love Music Collective will perform Sisterhive in Strasbourg, France. Learn more here.

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30 June 2022

PERFORMANCE

THE LISTENING PROJECT

The Listening Project will perform 'Sisterhive' at Morroco Bound Bookshop, London on Thurs 30 June. Book here.

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4 March 2022

PERFORMANCE 

CENTRAL BAND OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE

The Central Band of the Royal Air Force under the baton of Principal Director of Music Piers Morrell, will perform the world premiere of 'A Picture on the Wall' at a lunchtime concert at Regent Hall, London. 

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24 October 2021

PERFORMANCE

KINGS PLACE

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.

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26 April 2021

FUNDING AWARD

ARTS COUNCIL OF NORTHERN IRELAND

Amelia received the Instruments for Individuals award from the ACNI to support her creative practice with equipment.

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February 2021

AWARD

PHILIP BATES TRUST
COMPOSITION PRIZE

Song-set Through His Gaze placed 2nd in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Prize in the 2020 Philip Bates Composition Prize.

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October 2020

FUNDING AWARD

ARTS COUNCIL OF NORTHERN IRELAND

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

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11 September 2022

PERFORMANCE

CRASH ENSEMBLE

Crash Ensemble will perform 'Blowing Through' at Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin. Find out more here.

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21 June 2022

PERFORMANCE

CRASH ENSEMBLE

Crash Ensemble will premiere commision 'Blowing Through' at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. Find out more here.

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September 2021

ACADEMIC

PhD - ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC

Amelia commenced her PhD at the RNCM under Laura Bowler and Gary Carpenter. She is grateful for doctoral funding from the RNCM which makes her research possible.

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9 April 2021

INTERVIEW

GOLDENPLEC: THE NEXT GENERATION OF FEMALE IRISH COMPOSERS

Amelia spoke with Éanna Cunnane at GoldenPlec on the National Concert Hall Sounding the Feminists Commissioning Award.

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February 2021

COMMISSIONING AWARD

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. 

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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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1 July 2022

PERFORMANCE

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

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8 Feb 2022

FUNDING AWARD

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.

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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.
Find out more.

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June 2021

COMMISSION

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.

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27 March 2021

PERFORMANCE

DEAR FRANCES STREAMING ONLINE

The 2019 performance of ballet, Dear Frances will be streaming on Sat 27th March 2021 in Theatre at the Mill's Cultural Lounge.

Watch the trailer here

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November 2020

WORKSHOP

FIDELIO TRIO:

PROJECT PRELUDE

Darragh Morgan of the Fidelio Trio workshopped a new solo violin work 'Strajk' for Project Prelude in collaboration with CMC Ireland and Glasdrum.

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December 2019

ACADEMIC

MASTERS OF MUSIC

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