Cecilia McDowall (UK)

Cecilia McDowall is a British composer with 'a communicative gift which is very rare in modern music' (International Record Review).  Often inspired by extra-musical influences, her music combines a rhythmic vitality with expressive lyricism, and her skill in word setting has brought her to the fore. She is ‘composer-in-residence’ at Dulwich College, London, published by Oxford University Press, and holds the 2014 British Composers Award for Choral Music.

Leading the following workshop in EUROPA CANTAT Pécs:

Word Setting and Text in Today’s Choral Music (Oxford University Press)
Cecilia McDowall (UK)

Cecilia discusses the extra-musical influences in the historic figures behind two of her choral works, the heroine and nurse Edith Cavell in Standing as I do and the aviatrix Harriet Quimby in Night Flight, exploring the importance of text and word painting in both works and in her wider output.

Leader of CCP sessions:
Cecilia McDowall Short bio
Start date of atelier: Wednesday 29 July
12:00 - 13:00
Programme type: lecture