Open Fund: The Stoller Hall
This Woman's Work
On International Women’s Day 2019, The Stoller Hall will première a brand new composition from composer Emma-Ruth Richards. Marking 200 years since the birth of renowned composer Clara Schumann, this exciting new commission, the first from award-winning venue The Stoller Hall, will be inspired by Schumann’s life and music and will celebrate the many great female composers, past and present. Performed by the all-female ensemble, Albany Piano Trio, the commission will be the centrepiece of a programme featuring works by female composers including Nicola LeFanu, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Sadie Koninsky.
This dynamic concert will be the culmination of The Stoller Hall’s This Woman’s Work festival, a special series of events beginning in November 2018, 100 years since the first women were able to vote in the United Kingdom. Performances, workshops and conversation will bring women’s musical voices to the fore as we inspire a new generation of women in music.
Emma-Ruth Richards is a composer much in demand in the UK and overseas, acclaimed for her understanding of both instrumental and vocal writing, earning her a role as a favourite among performing musicians and singers. Recent work has included the premiere of a new commission from London Sinfonietta, a new chamber orchestra piece for Britten Sinfonia premiered at the Barbican Centre, and the upcoming premiere of a new cello duet for Classical Brit Award winner Guy Johnston and the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year Sheku Kanneh-Mason in 2018.