Amelia Clarkson (b. 1995) is a composer from Northern Ireland who has just completed her masters in composition at Trinity Laban as a Trinity College London Scholar, receiving a distinction. With the support of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust she studied there under Deirdre Gribbin, John Ashton Thomas, Errollyn Wallen MBE and Edward Jessen.
Her music juxtaposes classical and folk elements with post-tonal harmonies, often exploring contemporary issues. Recent performances of Amelia’s work include the premiere of vocal work ‘Screaming Moon’ at the 2018 Leeds Lieder Festival, the premiere performances of orchestral piece A Beacon of Hope, which was toured as part of the Pro Youth Philharmonia orchestra’s 2019 tour and the premiere of her first ballet, Dear Frances. Current projects include a new work for the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and a set of three songs for tenor Bradley Smith and harpist Oliver Wass for the 2020 Presteigne Festival.
Musicians’ Company Award: 2018 Silver Medal – Trinity Laban Conservatoire
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