Emily Hall

Emily Hall (b. 1978) lives in London. Emily Hall's music has been described as classical meets folk meets completely her own style. Her music has been championed by many including The London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, BBCNOW, Aldeburgh Productions, Opera North, London Contemporary Orchestra and the Brodsky Quartet. Hall is known for her unique collaborations with authors, most notably author Toby Litt, a partnership that resulted in a trilogy of song cycles on love, motherhood and death. She has also worked with diverse voices including singer songwriter Mara Carlyle, opera singer Robert Murray, folk singers Lady Maisery and Streetwise Opera. After reading music at the University of York, she received her Masters in Composition at the Royal College of Music studying under Julian Anderson. Hall was subsequently awarded a Fellowship at Tanglewood Music Centre, Boston and went on to win the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Award in 2005 and the Genesis Opera Prize in 2006. Emily is a member of the Camberwell Composers Collective, a group of composers that produce concerts of their music collectively and includes Anna Meredith, Mark Bowden, Chris Mayo and Charlie Piper Camberwell Composers Collective Emily Hall

Emily Hall | Receiving the Paul Hamlyn Award is such an honour. The projects I've only been able to dream of are now so much closer in reach. I feel like I've been given 3 years grace from living and childcare expenses to create on a larger scale. I'm so excited by every inch of its potential. Thank you.