Biography

Anna Appleby (born in Newcastle upon Tyne, 1993) is a Manchester-based composer. Her music often wrestles with socio-political and spiritual themes. She has written numerous orchestral, operatic, chamber, choral, vocal, electronic and dance works for a wide variety of professional and community ensembles. She has a particular interest in writing for the stage, and has drawn inspiration from choreographers in the way she works, building her pieces on the strengths and personalities of each ensemble she writes for. Collaboration is at the heart of her creative practice, and she is always keen to meet artists and ensembles who enjoy open conversation and practical research. Her own creative work includes visual arts and short fiction as well as composition.

Anna Appleby

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Anna Appleby

Onstage interview with Alex Gascoine (BBCSSO) and Merchant Sinfonia conductor Louise Martin about the Adopt a Composer initiative, December 2017
Citizens of Nowhere opera-ballet with sopranos Ann Wilkes and Helen Lacey, and mezzo-soprano Emma Wheeler
Photos by Ian Watson, Clare Shovelton
Location 
Manchester
United Kingdom
53° 28' 50.7324" N, 2° 14' 33.4716" W
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