Joanna, born in Scotland in 1987 is an award-winning Composer published by Universal Editions. Her music has been performed amongst a variety of ensembles including the BBC Singer's, London Symphony Chorus and LSO Brass/Percussion. Joanna studied Composition under Royal Composer, Paul Mealor then travelled south to complete her Masters in London, in Composing music for for Film and Television.
Joanna's music has been performed in multiple venues across the UK including: The Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, Hampton Court Palace, St. Martin in the Fields, St Peter's Eaton Square, and Canterbury Cathedral.
In 2018 Joanna was awarded the Cappella Nova Competition Prize to write 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 co-orchestrated a new piece of music that was used on BBC's Songs of Praise in presence of Her Majesty the Queen in 2018.
In March 2019 Joanna Composed and Orchestrated the music for 'The Exodus' production at the Royal Albert Hall and in March 2020 Joanna's choral music was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 for International Women's Day. Joanna has arranged music for the Royal Philharmonic Strings, the UK Parliament prayer breakfast, produced multiple virtual choirs and had her Christmas carol 'Sir Christemas' recorded and broadcast with the London Symphony Chorus for an online Christmas Concert during the pandemic. In 2020 Joanna also conducted the Holy Trinity Brompton's Classical Carols Broadcast and UK Alzheimer's Charity Carols Broadcast. She is currently working on her first Symphony scheduled to perform in the US very soon.
Her 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)
"A very distinguished Composer, Arranger and Conductor"
Conductor, London Symphony Chorus - Simon Halsey
'Joanna, this Beautiful! Bravo'
Composer - Eric Whitacre