Francesca Le Lohé


Francesca Le Lohé (she/her) is a British composer, and creative producer active in Japan and the UK. ​She strives to make ambitious music-based projects which provoke awareness and open discussion, bringing together the experience and skills of multiple people across varied disciplines and cultures. 

Her operas include: “How Was It For You?” (Tokyo, May 2022) and "THE KEY": an immersive, site-specific opera inspired by Tanizaki's novella, featuring a mixture of Japanese and Western artforms (2019 “Keizo Saji Prize”. Tokyo & London, 2018 & 2019). Her work has been performed by Ensemble Zar, GBSR duo, Psappha, and Red Note ensemble, and featured in Sonorities, Tete-a-Tete Opera and the London Festival of Architecture. In 2020, she co-founded the “Sound & Word Network”, an international collective of composers and writers featured in Tama Music and Arts Festival (Japan) and The Arc Project Festival (UK). She has held artist residencies at Elektronmusikstudion (Sweden) Hospitalfield and NOVARS (UK), and is a LSO Soundhub Associate 2022-2024. 

Upcoming: "On an Endless Road': Concert & talk featuring my new piece for biwa (Japanese lute) on feminist anarchist Ito Noe and works by 20th Century Japanese women composers (Japan, Dec 2023/UK, March 2024 tbc); R&D of community-engaged immersive opera, “Who is Molly Leigh?” (B-Arts, Stoke-on-Trent, May 2024)