Biography

Angela Elizabeth Slater is a UK-based composer who has recently completed a PhD in composition at the University of Nottingham, generously funded by the AHRC. Angela has developed a particular interest in incorporating different aspects of the natural world into her compositions, and has been working on a series of compositions that engage with the natural world in many different ways.

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Through her studies and attendance at many courses, Angela has worked with many professional and amateur musicians, and enjoys working with both groups with equal passion and enthusiasm. To date she has worked with many choral and instrumental ensembles such as the BSO, Bozzini Quartet, BBC Singers, Galitzin Quartet, Orlando Consort, Emulsion quartet, Berkeley ensemble, Ensemble 360, Kokoro, Fournier Trio and Xenia Pestova; as well as working with new talents such as the Lux quintet, Dean Wood and Michael Sluman. Angela enjoys working with ensembles of varying abilities and backgrounds, and is keen to find ways to make contemporary music exciting and accessible for a range of players and audiences.

Angela was recently been commissioned to write a Wind Orchestra piece for VRM wind orchestra as part of DAR residency scheme (2016) in association with Sound and Music. She was also recently awarded a prestigious bursary by the Boltini Trust to participate in the Advanced Composition Course 2015 at Dartington Hall, and study with Hugh Wood and Stephen Pratt. Her choral piece Apparitions was workshopped with Judith Weir and the BBC Singers.

Her piece Roil in Stillness has been recently selected to be workshopped by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as part of their Composers’ Day led by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage. Angela has recently taken part in prestigious 2015/16 Adopt a Composer scheme and will have her work broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in the coming year. Angela has also received advice and tuition from composers such as Oliver Searle, Rory Boyle, Gordon McPherson, Judith Weir, Erroyllen Wallen, Peter Wiegold, David Horne, Tansy Davis, Geoff Hannan and Gavin Higgins

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