Emily Howard

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Emily Howard (2017)

Emily Howard (born 23 February 1979 in Liverpool) is a British composer


Emily Howard learned to play chess as a child and was British Chess Champion in her age group on several occasions from 1990, most recently in the female U18s in 1996. She holds the title of Woman Candidate Master and played a total of five seasons in Division 1 of the Four Nations Chess League between 1994 and 2002 with Invicta Knights Maidstone, North West Eagles and Wessex Chess Club.[1]

Howard learned to play the cello. She studied mathematics and computer science at Lincoln College, Oxford with a B.A. degree. She also studied composition at the Royal Northern College of Music and was awarded a PhD in composition from the University of Manchester. Howard held lectureships at the Bridge Academy in Hackney and at the University of Liverpool. She is Senior Lecturer in Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and also works at the Oxford e-Research Centre

She received a British Composer Award in 2012 for her composition Mesmerism. The orchestral concerto Torus was premiered at the BBC Proms in 2016.

Works (selection)

  • Passacaglia. 2002
  • Lachrymosis. 2006
  • Magnetite. 2007
  • Lachrimae Antiquae Novae. 2007
  • Solar. 2010
  • Songs from Dickens. Mezzo-soprano, speaker and piano trio. 2010
  • Mesmerism. 2011(The Lovelace Trilogy)
  • Calculus Of The Nervous System. 2011(The Lovelace Trilogy)
  • Ada sketches. Mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet and percussion. 2011(The Lovelace Trilogy)
  • Zátopek!. Chamber opera. 2012
  • Axon. 2013
  • Torus. 2016

Web links

Individual references

  1. OlimpBase :: Four Nations Chess League :: Emily Howard.In: OlimpBase. Retrieved 24 August 2018 (English).