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Emily Hall


Emily Hall studied composition at York University and the Royal College of Music. She has written for ensembles and orchestras including the London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Brodsky Quartet, Opera North, London Contemporary Orchestra, and the Hungarian Radio Choir. Much of Emily Hall’s music is formed from close creative relationships with singers and writers, finding her own ways of using technology and live performance. Collaborations with Mara Carlyle, Olivia Chaney, Lady Maisery, Oliver Coates, Mira Calix and David Sheppard took Emily out of the strictly “classical” sphere. Her music has been performed in diverse spaces from Latitude Festival to Cité de la Musique and broadcast on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and 6 Music. Her first opera, Sante, produced by Aldeburgh Music, was described by The Times as ‘a dynamic new opera worth everyone’s time and hopes’. More recently, Hall premiered Folie à Deux, a concept album/opera with Icelandic author Sjón, created with Mahogany Opera Group. Emily Hall is a member of Bedroom Community, the Icelandic record label comprising 11 different diverse but like-minded musicians from across the globe. In 2013, Emily Hall received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, in 2006 the Genesis Opera Prize and in 2005 the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Award.