Emily Howard world premiere of Torus and new CD release

Emily Howard world premiere of Torus and new CD release

Composer Emily Howard's new work Torus (Concerto for Orchestra), co-commissioned by the BBC with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, received its world premiere at BBC Proms 2016 to great critical acclaim.

A visiting researcher at the Centre, Emily was also featured in the Radio 3 Proms Extra "Proms Extra: Composers in Conversation" programme, exploring her mathematical influences and inspirations, with live performances by musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Torus was performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, and described as "one of this year's finest new works" by Guardian critics. Emily Howard's new CD Magnetite, which has recently been released on NMC Recordings, is described by the BBC Record Review as "A confident, major orchestral debut ... Scientific ideas brilliantly articulated in a score whose shimmering colours and essentially tonal trajectory are easily assimilated".

A graduate in mathematics and computer science from Oxford, Emily holds a Doctorate in Composition from the University of Manchester and is a Senior Lecturer in Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music. Emily is collaborating in the Centre's Transforming Musicology and FAST (Fusing Audio and Semantic Technologies) projects, and developing the Numbers into Notes project which has grown out of her operatic work Ada sketches, part of the Ada Lovelace Trilogy, which was performed in Oxford last December.

Torus at BBC Proms 2016 is available on BBC iPlayer until 9 October, alternatively you can see it performed live on 19 January 2017 at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko / Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool.