Erika Fox, Hilda Paredes, Chaya Czernowin & Zoë Martlew
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Award-winning composer Erika Fox was born in Vienna of Hungarian/Romanian parents and emigrated to England as a war refugee. Her highly distinctive musical style is a result of a childhood suffused with music of Eastern European origin and many of her works show a natural affinity for theatre and stage. Since the 1970s, her music has been regularly performed at festivals, the South Bank, Wigmore Hall, and received broadcasts in the UK and internationally.
Firmly established as one of the leading Mexican composers of her generation, Hilda Paredes has made her home in London since 1979, and her music is now performed widely. She has been commissioned by soloists, ensembles and orchestras around the world and is a frequent guest lecturer and composition teacher at notable universities worldwide.
Chaya Czernowin’s compositions have been performed throughout the world, by some of the best orchestras and performers of new music. She was professor of music at UCSD, and the first woman to be appointed as a composition professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria (2006–2009), and at Harvard University, where she is the Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music.
Cellist, composer, performer, educator, media commentator, the increasingly un-categorisable Zoë Martlew performs and records around the world as soloist and with some of the world’s most renowned contemporary music ensembles, improvisation, film, electronica, multi-media, pop and rock artists, dance and theatre companies.