Emily Hall

“Nancy Noël” - song written for Nancy Noël
-- read lyrics

Much of Emily Hall's music is formed from close creative relationships with singers and writers, finding her own ways of using technology and live performance.

Emily Hall studied composition at York University and the Royal College of Music, London. She has written for many different ensembles and orchestras including the London Sinfonietta, LSO, BBCNOW, the Brodsky Quartet, Opera North, LCO, and Hungarian Radio Choir. Her music is broadcast frequently on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and 6Music.

Much to her surprise, Emily has written 4 operas.

Her first opera, “Sante” was described by The Times as “a dynamic new opera worth everyones time and hopes”. Her second was a film opera, “The Nightingale and the Rose” (2010) commissioned by Streetwise Opera. Next “Folie a Deux” (2015) a concept album /opera, written with Icelandic author Sjon for singers Sofia Jernberg and Allan Clayton produced by Mahogany Opera Group. Her latest “Found and Lost” [2016] is a site-specific opera installation commissioned by the Corinthia Hotel, London. Her trilogy of song cycles written with Toby Litt are widely performed.

Emily Hall is a member of Bedroom Community the Icelandic record label.

Emily Hall has won many awards for her music including the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, the genesis Opera Prize and the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Award.