The Composers’ Fund: Cheryl Francis-Hoad
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Cheryl Frances-Hoad was born in Essex in 1980 and received her musical education at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (BA (Hons) Music (double 1st), MPhil with Distinction (Composition)) and Kings College London (PhD, Composition). Her music has been described as “like a declaration of faith in the eternal verities of composition” (The Times), with “a voice overflowing not only with ideas, but also with the discipline and artistry necessary to harness them” (The Scotsman). 2015 saw Cheryl’s BBC Proms debut with a premiere for the Cardinall’s Musick entitled From the Beginning of the World: the work received rave reviews and was described as ‘a ravishing world premiere’ and ‘an astonishing tapestry of vocal and emotional colours’ by The Arts Desk.
The Composers’ Fund will support promotion of her repertoire in North America with US orchestras, ensembles and choirs.