Biography

Joanna, originally from Perth, Scotland, is a classically trained award-winning composer. Having studied composition with Royal composer Paul Mealor at the University of Aberdeen, her passion for music and media then brought her to London where she undertook a masters in Composing music for Film and Television.

 

Joanna's music has been performed all across the UK, including: The Royal Albert Hall, St. Martin in the Fields, the Barbican, Hampton Court Palace, as well as Canterbury Cathedral. 

 

Joanna really enjoys writing for Theatre and recently wrote an underscore of the Exodus story which premiered at the Royal Albert Hall, March 2019. In August 2018 Joanna won the Cappella Nova Competition open to Woman composers to write a piece to mark 100 years since in the Womans Suffragette. Adjudicated by James Macmillan, 'Immortal Peace' premiered at Stirling castle followed by four performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Alongside her many passions, including TV Broadcasting, she is also a trained Music Script Reader for live music events. Joanna's sheet music can be purchased by her Publishers; Universal Editions. Joanna is also a confident Orchestrator/Arranger and Music Publishing Editor. 

In March 2020 Joanna had her first choral piece 'Unfailing Love' broadcast on BBC Radio 3 for International Women's Day. She is working on two commissions from the USA including a concert alongside Royal Composer, Paul Mealor and the Voce Chamber Choir. 

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)

 

 

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