RPS Composer 2020 | Rosie Johnson RPS / Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer 2020-21
Born in 1994, Lucy Hale is a composer based in Manchester. She is currently Young Composer-in-Residence with Orchestras for All, and was the inaugural (2018/19) Young Composer-in-Association with BSO Resound, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s RPS Award-winning disabled-led ensemble. She has received commissions from Drake Music in partnership with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestras for All, the National Open Youth Orchestra, Lasham Music Festival, Feelgood Theatre Productions and the Royal Northern College of Music.
Lucy's works have been performed at venues including the Barbican Centre, the Institute for Contemporary Arts, Manchester Cathedral, The Place, the Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, and the Imperial War Museum North. She had a work featured at the 2018 DaDaFest International in Liverpool, and another on flautist Kathryn Williams’ album Coming Up For Air (Huddersfield Contemporary Records/NMC Recordings). Lucy has worked in collaboration with writers, choreographers and other composers. She has also written music for film, commissioned for the opening celebrations for the arts hub HOME in Manchester.
Brought up in South London, Lucy attended the Royal College of Music Junior Department where she studied composition with David Sutton-Anderson. She went on to the Royal Northern College of Music, studying as an undergraduate with Adam Gorb and David Horne, and at Masters level with Gary Carpenter and Emily Howard. She graduated from her Masters in 2019 with a distinction. She is also an Associate Musician with Drake Music, and is passionate about widening access to music making for all.
Lucy's commission is kindly supported by The Fidelio Charitable Trust. Other commissions we are able to give to the composers on our 2020-21 Composers programme are made possible thanks to RPS Members and support from the Susan Bradshaw Composers' Fund, the Elgar Bursary Fund, Garrick Charitable Trust, Presteigne Festival and The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.