Joanna is a Scottish Award-Winning Composer published by Universal Editions.
Joanna was commissioned by His Majesty King Charles III to write a Scottish folksong (in Doric) for Her Majesty Queen Camilla which was sung at the recent Honours of Scotland service at St Giles Cathedral by Karen Cargill, the Ayoub sisters and Scottish Honours Ensemble.
Joanna's debut Classical Choral album 'Love Illuminates' is now available on all digital platforms with record label Regent Records, Directed by Sarah MacDonald and the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge.
Joanna's music has been performed by a variety of prestigious ensembles, including the BBC Singer's, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, and in multiple venues including: The Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, Hampton Court Palace, and Canterbury Cathedral.
In 2018 Joanna was awarded the Cappella Nova Competition Prize after writing a piece to mark 100 years since the Woman's Suffragette. Adjudicated by James Macmillan, 'Immortal Peace' premiered at Stirling castle followed by multiple performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Joanna has arranged and orchestrated music for Artist Shan Ako (Hamilton), the Royal Philharmonic Strings, the UK Parliament prayer breakfast, and the London Community Gospel Choir. Joanna also composed and orchestrated music for a theatrical production of 'The Exodus' at the Royal Albert Hall with BBC writer and narrator Paul Kerensa.
Love Illuminates was gratefully supported by the Gemma Classical Music Trust, registered charity no. 1121090 and also Help Musicians. When Joanna is not writing music she is usually paddle boarding down the thames...
Joanna's Inspiration for music is summed up by a quote from Bernstein when he said:
"There is no aspect of music which doesn't intrigue me and claim me 100%, whether it's performing it or talking about it or writing it." (Bernstein)