Much of Emily Hall's music is formed from close creative relationships with singers and writers, finding her own ways of using technology and live performance. Collaborations with Mara Carlye, Olivia Chaney, Lady Maisery, Oliver Coates, Mira Calix and David Sheppard took Emily out of the strictly “classical” sphere.
Emily Hall studied composition at York University and the Royal College of Music, London. She has written for ensembles and orchestras including the London Sinfonietta, LSO, BBCNOW, the Brodsky Quartet, Opera North, LCO, and Hungarian Radio Choir.
Her music has been performed in diverse spaces from Latitude Festival to Cité de la Musique and broadcast on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and 6.
Her first opera, "Sante", produced by Aldeburgh Music, was described by The Times as "a dynamic new opera worth everyone's time and hopes”. More recently, Hall completed “Folie a Deux”, a concept album/opera, with Icelandic author Sjón.
Emily Hall is a member of Bedroom Community, the Icelandic record label comprising 11 different diverse but like-minded musicians from across the globe.
In 2013, Emily Hall received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, in 2006 the Genesis Opera Prize and in 2005 the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Award.
Emily Hall (b 1978)