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Judith Weir

Publisher: Chester Music

...this fascinating piece [CONCRETE], at once incisive and elusive, listener-friendly but potent in substance, is typical of Weir’s compositional craft and imagination… — Geoffrey Norris, The Telegraph


With her three-out-of-three success rate, Judith Weir must be considered one of the most successful British opera composers since Britten. — Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times
Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 2014 Awarded the position of Master of the Queen's Music
  • 2011 premiere of Miss Fortune / Achterbahn at Bregenzer Festspiele, embedded in a composer feature at the festival. Co-commissioned by the Royal Opera House, London
  • 2008 BBC Symphony Orchestra present Telling the Tale, a weekend of music by Judith Weir
  • 2007 awarded Queen's Medal for Music
  • 2005 premiere broadcast of Armida, opera for Channel Four Television
  • 2001 South Bank Show music award
  • 2000 premiere of woman.life.song at Carnegie Hall, commissioned by Jessye Norman
  • 1995-8 Fairburn Composer in Association, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • 1987 premiere of A Night at the Chinese Opera by Kent Opera





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