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Emma-Ruth Richards.

composer

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"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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NEWS
WORKS

WORKS

Orchestra / Large Ensemble
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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

RSVP
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Tenebris Litterarum

[Dark Letters]

2019-2020

Solo / Duo
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Piano Étude
Escape

2021

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CONCERTS

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Red Anemones

Beatriz Elena Martínez, soprano

Festival Mujeres en la Música Nueva 2023

Sala Otto de Greiff

Bogotá, Colombia

Red Anemones

Beatriz Elena Martínez, soprano

Casaparte 

Armenia, Colombia

Red Anemones

Beatriz Elena Martínez, soprano

Sala de Teatro Luneta

Barranquilla, Colombia

8 March 2024 7.30pm

(further tour dates TBC)

Anne Hathaway (The Sail of a Flame)

arr. voice, violin, piano

Lucy Schaufer, mezzo soprano

Ellie Consta, violin

Allyson Devenish, piano

Wild Plum Arts

 

Wigmore Hall, London

The Art of Precious Scars

Albany Piano Trio

Redbridge Music Society, Ilford

2025-26 TBC

New Work [Rooms]

Camerata Pacifica 

Santa Barbara, California 

Nicola Chalmers, librettist, film artist

More information coming soon

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Tenebris Litterarum [Dark Letters]

Carducci String Quartet

 

New Paths Music Festival, Beverly 

More information coming soon

PAST CONCERTS / BROADCASTS

2020

16 Oct         Soul Cry [de Stamparare], Catherine Pluygers, London New Wind Festival, Janet Craxton Studios

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

2021-22

22 Mar 22    Soul Cry [de Stamparare], Gareth Hulse, Nash Ensemble, Wigmore Hall, London

20 Jan 22    Escape Piano Etude 1, Tamara Stefanovich, “Musiques d’aujourd’hui”, Salle de Musique de                                  Chambre at Philharmonie Luxembourg

21 Oct 21    No One Holy Besides You, Emmanuel Chapel Choir, Emmanuel College, Cambridge

11 Mar 21   Red Anenomes, Rachael Ridout, 200 Pieces, Royal Academy of Music, London

EVENTS
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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