I'M

Emma-Ruth Richards.

composer

E-R

 

"Accomplished" - Sunday Times

"a composer of exceptional refinement and subtlety [with] a gift for writing deeply expressive pieces [...] lucid, impassioned and compelling" 

- Musical Opinion, Paul Conway

"Highly charged and simply beautiful" - Opera North, Bachtrack

"magic happened" - The Scotsman, Ken Walton ****

"a composer at the top of her game" 

- Musical Opinion, Paul Conway

"The Sail of a Flame, an incisively worked song cycle, is texturally interesting, with spidery pizzicati and eerie bowed percussion" - Simon Thompson, The Times ***

Emma-Ruth Richards is a composer much in demand in the UK and overseas, acclaimed for her understanding of both instrumental and vocal writing, earning her a role as a favourite among musicians and singers.

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WORKS

Orchestra / Large Ensemble

The Sail of a Flame

2019

Vocal (inc. Opera)
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Secure the Ghosts (Aria)

2020

Chamber / Small Ensemble

IT'S ON

3/12/2023

Tenebris Litterarum

[Dark Letters]

2019-2020

Solo / Duo

Until a Reservoir

No Longer Remains

2017-8

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CONCERTS

UPCOMING CONCERTS

TBC 2020 

Secure the Ghosts [Aria]

Eliza Boom, soprano

Nicola Chalmers, librettist

Somi Kim, repetiteur

Alisdair Kitchen, filmmaker

12:42, National Opera Studio, London

 

FILM PROJECT

Tenebris Litterarum [Dark Letters]

Carducci String Quartet

Presteigne Festival co-commission 2020

Watch online at Presteigne Digital

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16 Oct 2020 7.30pm

Soul Cry [de Stamparare]

Catherine Pluygers, oboe 

London New Wind Festival

Janet Craxton Studios

Tickets

Red Anemones

solo soprano

Royal Academy of Music, London

LIVE STREAMED

The Art of Precious Scars

Albany Piano Trio

Redbridge Music Society, Ilford

Tickets

Tenebris Litterarum [Dark Letters]

Carducci String Quartet

 

Presteigne Festival and

New Paths Music Festival, Beverly 

More information coming soon

Dark Radiance

Ani Aznavoorian (cello)

Camerata Pacifica

San Marino

Ventura

Los Angeles

Santa Barbara

PAST CONCERTS / BROADCASTS

2020

27 Aug        Tenebris Litterarum [Dark Letters], Carducci Quartet, string quartet, Presteigne Festival 2020

June            Soul Cry [de Stamparare], Katherine Needleman, oboe, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,                              LIVESTREAM

7 Jun           Soul Cry [de Stamparare]Nicholas Daniel, oboe, Camerata Pacifica 'Concert at Home' 

4 May          1) Ikon, 2) Interruptions (solo clarinet), Mark van der Wiel, London Sinfonietta,                                                LIVESTREAM Introduction to Contemporary Clarinet 

26 Apr         Soul Cry [de Stamparare], Nicholas Daniel, oboe, Camerata Pacifica 'Concert at Home'

18 Apr         Dark Radiance, Tim Gill, cello, London Sinfonietta, LIVESTREAM

15 Mar        Until a Reservoir No Longer Remains, Guy Johnston & Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello duet,                              Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London

14 Mar        Until a Reservoir No Longer Remains, Guy Johnston & Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello duet,                              Stoller Hall, Manchester                               

13 Mar        Until a Reservoir No Longer Remains, Guy Johnston & Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello duet                                Red Brick Auditorium, Halifax Philharmonic Club,                             

7 Mar          Until a Reservoir No Longer Remains, Guy Johnston & Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello duet,                              Royal Academy of Music, London

3 Apr          The Sail of a Flame BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Lucy Schaufer (mezzo soprano)                                  BBC RADIO 3 Broadcast

11 Jan        The Sail of a Flame BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Lucy Schaufer (mezzo soprano),                                 Thomas Dausgaard (cond.), Glasgow City Halls

2019

3 Nov          Soul Cry [de Stamparare], Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Sound Scotland Festival, St Andrew's                              Cathedral, Aberdeen

31 Oct         Soul Cry [de Stamparare], Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen

21 Jul          Dark Radiance, Ovidui Marinescu (cello), Carnegie Hall, New York

10 Jul          Violated Blossoms, Cheltenham Festival, Elizabeth Karani (soprano)                                                               and Gabriel Cabezas (cello)

8 Jun          Traffick (exerpt) National Opera Studios, Michael McCarthy (dir.), RADA Studios, London

7 Jun          Traffick (exerpt) National Opera Studios, Michael McCarthy (dir.), RADA Studios, London

April            Soul Cry [de Stamparare], Christa Garvey (oboe), University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

10 Feb        No One Holy Besides You, Emmanuel Chapel Choir, Emmanuel College, Cambridge

2018

21 Oct       Soul Cry [de Stamparare], Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Camerata Pacifica, The Huntington, San Marino

19 Oct       Soul Cry [de Stamparare], Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Camerata Pacifica, Temple Beth Tora, Ventura

18 Oct       Soul Cry [de Stamparare], Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Camerata Pacifica, Hahn Hall, Santa Barbara

17 Oct       Soul Cry [de Stamparare], Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Camerata Pacifica, Zipper Hall, Los Angeles

27 Aug       Soul Cry [de Stamparare], James Turnball (oboe), Presteigne Festival, Presteigne

20 Aug       Portrait Concert 2 (Ikon, Piranesi's Fantasies, Perpetual Becomings, After Gormley, In Aer, 6                                       Little Songs) Zelkova Quartet, Dominic Degavino / Dominic Ciccotti (pn.), Alex Roberts (cl.), Stella                             Tahtinen (sop.), Meera Maharaj (fl.), Lucy Nolan (hp.), Stoller Hall, Manchester

18 Aug       Portrait Concert 1 (String Quartet, Dark Radiance, Fantasia, Duo 1, ‘in memoriam Pierre                                             Boulez’, Piano Trio) Zelkova Quartet, Henry Cash (pn.), Stoller Hall, Manchester

15 May       Hora de la Cerc, Camerata Pacifica, The Huntington, San Marino

13 May       Hora de la Cerc, Camerata Pacifica, Temple Beth Tora, Ventura

11 May       Hora de la Cerc, Camerata Pacifica, Hahn Hall, Santa Barbara

10 May       Hora de la Cerc, Camerata Pacifica, Zipper Hall, Los Angeles

14 April      Soul Cry [de Stamparare], James Turnball (oboe), British Double Reed Society Convention, Hampshire

16 Feb       Sciamachy, Britten Sinfonia, (Lead by Jacqueline Shave) cond. Stephen Cleobury,

                   Saffron Hall, Cambridge

 
CONTACT

For hire or purchase of scores please contact Dan Goren at Composers Edition:

https://composersedition.com/contacts

Tel : +44 (0) 330 223 0558

To enquire about a commission, or for private teaching /education work please contact:

emmaruthrichards@gmail.com

Tel: +44(0)7977 487907

United Kingdom

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Photography © Keith Malone

 

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