To write a piece for Ensemble Bash to be performed at Kettle's Yard in May 2012. Please see website www.efthymiou.co.uk for more details.
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With a scholarship from the Leverhulme Trust, Litha studied Composition with composers Stephen Montague, Andrew Poppy and Errollyn Wallen at Trinity College of Music. She has composed music for a number of musicians and ensembles and has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, including; film makers, theatre artists, dancers and choreographers.
Her recent concert commissions include 'The Journey' (for chamber orchestra), premiered by the St Paul's Sinfonia and conducted by Andrew Morley at St Paul's church in March 2011; 'Parting' (for string quartet and dance), premiered by the Wu quartet at the Greenwich International String Quartet Festival in April 2011; ' Starless' (for 4 harps), premiered at Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the Ether Festival in Marh 2011; 'Scribbles' (for small orchestra), conducted by Gregory Rose and premiered at Blackheath Halls in September 2010; 'Agrippina's Descent' (for violin and electronics), premiered by acclaimed violinist Darragh Morgan at the Old Royal Naval College in May 2010; 'Musing' (for wind quintet) premiered at the London New Wind Festival, Regent Hall in November 2009; and 'Lady M' (for wind quintet, soprano and electronics) premiered by the London Myriad Ensemble at St Mary le Strand church in Holborn in June 2008. Litha has also recently been commissioned by Kettle's Yard to write a piece of music for acclaimed percussion group, Ensemble Bash.
Her composing credits for theatre include 'The History of the Pomegranate' (Tower Bridge Gallery and Stoke Newington International Airport, Ahh Productions, 2009); 'Reminiscence' (Jacksons Lane, Theatre DaCapo, 2008); 'Wherever I Hang: A Hip Hop Ballet' (Arcola Theatre, London, 2007); Shuti (Theatre 503, LaLa Collective, 2005).
Litha recently won the St Paul's Sinfonia composition competition and, together with Effy Efthymiou, won the 'Greenwich International String Quartet Composition Competition'.
With long-standing collaborator, Effy Efthymiou, Litha has aslo been the recipient of grants and awards from Arts Council England, The Wellcome Trust, the National Lottery and The Scarman Trust to create, write the music for, produce and direct large-scale multidisciplinary projects, working with artists from the fields of theatre, dance and film.
We very much hope to see you at the third and/or fourth concerts of the TRULY BEETHOVEN series. The concerts are taking place on 21st NOVEMBER and 5th DECEMBER at The Forge Venue, 7.30pm, and include fascinating programmes.
The international line-up of artists promises masterful music making and we are very proud to be presenting this unique concert series in association with British Youth Opera. Furthermore, it is the first time that this programme is being presented on the concert platform!
For full details visit the TRULY BEETHOVEN SERIES tab and CONCERT PROGRAMMES sub-tab at Akouson Classical or the event listings on the opening page.