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EMMA-RUTH RICHARDS T +44 (0)7977 487907


composer b.1985 W


Royal Northern College of Music, 2009-2014, PhD Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, ‘14 Cardiff University School of Music, 2007-2008, MMus Distinction Cardiff University School of Music, 2003-2007, BMus 2:1 Honours Alton College, 2001-2003, 3 A-Levels, 2 AS-Levels A-B Royal School Haslemere, 1989-2001, 12 GCSEs A*-B

Principal Teachers

Privately (Cambridge) Alexander Goehr, ’12- ‘14; Privately (London) Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, ‘11-12‘; Privately (Manchester) H.K Gruber, ‘10- ‘11, Cardiff School of Composition: Arlene Sierra and Judith Weir, ‘07- ‘08


Simon Bainbridge, RNCM, ’11, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Howard Skempton, ’10 Detlev Glanert, RNCM, ’10, Rolf Hind, RNCM, ’09, Graham Fitkin and George Fenton, LCO, ’09, Julian Anderson, Royal Festival Hall, ’09, Pierre Boulez, Birmingham, ’08, Henri Dutilleux, Cardiff, ’08, Cardiff BBC Studios, Jac van Steen and Michael Berkley, ‘08


Cheltenham Festival, featured composer, ‘19 The PRS Composer’s Fund, ‘19 This Woman’s Work, International Women’s Day, ‘19 Presteigne Festival, ‘18 Mahogany Opera Various Stages Festival, ‘17 Changing Britain Festival, Southbank, ‘15 Mons Capital of Culture, ‘15 York Spring Festival of New Music, ‘15 Aldeburgh Festival, featured composer, ‘14 39th International Trumpet Guild, Pennsylvania, ‘14 Sound Scotland, featured composer, ‘13 London Sinfonietta RSVP, winner, ‘13 Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Den Haag, Hague Young Master Finalist, ‘12 DARE National Composer Forum with Opera North, ‘11 RNCM Composition Gold Medal, ‘10 Sounds New Canterbury Festival, ‘10 NCEM / BBC Radio 3 Tallis Scholars composer’s competition finalist, ‘10 James MacMillan North West Festival, ‘09 Music of Today, Southbank, ‘09


Chetham’s International Piano Summer School, composer in residence, ‘18 MiN Ensemblet Norway, composer in residence and Festival Director, ’16- ‘17 Royal Opera House, research and development residency, ‘14 Britten-Pears Young Artist, Aldeburgh, composer, ‘13 Milton Keynes City Orchestra, composer in residence, 12’-13’ Member of London Symphony Orchestra artist’s soundhub scheme, ’12- ‘13

Intimacy of Creativity Hong Kong, featured composer, ‘12 Banff Music Centre, duoDorT residency for double piano concerto, ‘12 St. Magnus, Orkney Composer’s Course, invited composer, ‘12 Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) ‘Big Ears Sonic Art for Public Ears’ Belfast Children’s Festival, researcher/artist, ‘12


Bedford Boys School: Visiting Music Tutor in Composition, ’15 - current Royal Academy of Music: Junior Department, ’14-current Milton Keynes City Orchestra Education Department, ’12 - ‘14 Royal Academy of Dance: guest lecturer – musical notation and choreography, ‘12 Royal Northern College of Music: Marketing and Programming Internship, ‘12 Co-founder/director, Collectives and Curiosities, North West/London based composer collective, ’11- ‘13 Chetham’s School of Music International Piano Summer School: faculty tutor, ‘10 – current Royal Northern College of Music: PG and UG recital lectures, ’10 - ‘12 Chetham’s School of Music, Practice Supervisor and piano tutor, ‘09 - ‘12 Manchester Camerata: Salford youth project, ‘09 Private music tutor: (piano and composition) ’03 - current

CD releases

Parma Recordings LLC Dark Radiance – July 2019, Carnegie Hall, New York PercusSing You Cannot Fold a Flood – July 2017, York New Music Festival, UK

Selected Commissions

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, The Sail of a Flame, ‘19 Choir at Emmanuel, Cambridge, Evensong, ‘19 Albany Trio, Precious Art of Scars, piano trio, ’18-‘19 Guy Johnston/Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Until A Reservoir No Longer Remains, ‘18 Britten Sinfonia, Sciamachy, ‘17 London Sinfonietta Shorts, Dark Radiance, ‘17 MiN Ensemblet, Perpetual Becomings, after Gormley, ‘16 London Sinfonietta Shorts, Violated Blossoms, ‘16 Musiques Nouvelles and [‘tactus], La douleur exquise, ’15 London Sinfonietta, An English House, ‘15 LSO Aftershock, Duo 1, ‘15 PercusSing Duo, You Cannot Fold a Flood, ‘2015 Les Cuivres Sous-sol: Choke, New York Underground Brass, ‘14 Aldeburgh Festival, Cantec Tesute, ‘14 Alexander Roberts: Ikon, solo clarinet, ‘13 New Dots, Atéa Quintet: caught on the corner, ‘12 Nicholas Daniel: de stamparare, solo oboe, ‘12 Paul Silverthorne, London Sinfonietta: Hora Spoitorilor, ‘12 Hakan Hardenberger & Colin Currie: Invisible Cities, ‘11 The Absolution Saxophone Quartet: Woven Palaces, ‘10 Royal Marine Wind Band Plymouth: Heroes of Helmand, ‘10

Scores published by Composers Edition