Amelia (b. 1995) is a Northern Irish composer of music for stage and concert hall working between Belfast, London and Gdansk. Recent work include commissions from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and 2020 Presteigne Festival and 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 new ballet. 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.
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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