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Anna Disley-Simpson is an award-winning composer and performer originally from Dorset. She studied Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music before spending two years as the Graduate Musician-in-Residence at Radley College in Oxfordshire, where she taught music technology and composition, and ran a weekly popular music programme. She is now based in London.

The range of Anna’s creative output extends from uplifting vocal works and catchy pop songs to fragile electronic soundscapes and experimental multimedia installation pieces. Her work has been performed by many ensembles, including the European Union Chamber Orchestra, the No Dice Collective, the Kantos Chamber Choir, the Juice Vocal Ensemble, the ORA Singers, the Hermes Experiment, the Gesualdo Six, and the BBC Singers and members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.  She was one of the four composers chosen for the 2021 National Youth Choirs of Great Britain Young Composers Scheme. She also recently completed her tenure as Composer-in-Residence for the London Oriana Choir, having won their five15 competition for women composers in 2019. In 2022 her string quartet Anfang was shortlisted for the National Centre for Early Music’s Young Composers Award.

In 2015 Anna was a composer with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, having won the BBC Young Composer Competition the previous year with her piece Underneath for voices and beat boxer.

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