Nadja is an spnm-shortlisted composer and currently working towards a DMus in composition at the Royal College of Music, London. She received a full RCM scholarship for her first year and now receives AHRC funding. She is studying with David Sawer. In 2004 she completed an MA at York University and was awarded a distinction. At York she studied with Nicola LeFanu and Thoma Simaku. In 2003 Nadja graduated from Durham University with a BA Hons degree in music, having studied composition with Paul Archbold. Nadja has taken part in the Aldeburgh Opera Writing Workshop with Giorgio Battistelli and Ian Burton and attended the 2007 Royaumont Voix Nouvelles composition course, where she studied with Brian Ferneyhough, Thierry Blondeau and Daniel D’Adamo. Nadja won the prestigious Mendelssohn Scholarship in 2006. Recent performers of Nadja’s work include the Arditti String Quartet, members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Cairn Ensemble, Okeanos, Gemini, Kosmos, Rarescale, juice trio, RCM New Perspectives, Gordan Nikolitch and conductor Edwin Roxburgh. Her music has been performed at LSO St. Luke’s, featured in the Music of Today Series at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the ICA, the Spitalfields Festival and the bmic cutting edge series, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. For more information see: www.nadjagabrielaplein.co.uk
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