Joseph Howard

Music Fellow

Joseph Howard is a London-based composer originally from North Yorkshire. He writes new music for classical instruments, and his work has been performed across the country and internationally.

Recent highlights have included a performance at Aldeburgh Festival, where he attended the Britten-Pears Composition Course, and the premiere of his piece Fever, which was conducted by Oliver Knussen with the Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble. Movement (for Wind Ensemble) was premiered in Stockholm by the Blåsarsymfonikerna, and subsequently conducted by Pascal Tortelier at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2016 he participated in the prestigious Creative Dialogue course in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has had pieces performed at Cheltenham Festival, Bath International Music Festival, Ryedale Festival and York Late Music Festival. He was the 2013 winner of the National Centre for Early Music’s Young Composers Competition.

Joseph studied as an undergraduate at the University of Birmingham before attending a masters course at The Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction. His studies were supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the RVW Trust, the Howard Hartog Scholarship and the Charles Lucas Memorial Fund Award. He was the Manson Fellow of Composition 2016-17 at the Royal Academy, where he is currently working towards a PhD under the tutelage of Philip Cashian.

About the Music Fellowship

Rambert launched its Music Fellowship in 2010 as part of its commitment to developing future generations of artists. Fellows have been invited to work with the company for 12 months, engaging with all aspects of the company’s creative work. Tailored specifically for each fellow, fellowships can include writing music for Rambert’s choreographic development programme or for dance films, arranging and orchestrating music for our national tours, leading workshops with dancers, choreographers and musicians or curating concerts and public events with dance at the Rambert studios.  In every case, the artists have continued an ongoing relationship with Rambert after the fellowship.

Rambert’s Music Fellows to date have been:

Flux, a recording of music composed by the first five Rambert Music Fellows and featuring the Rambert Orchestra conducted by Paul Hoskins, is available from NMC recordings. Click here for details.

The Rambert Music Fellowship is supported by PRS for Music Foundation, Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation and The Coln Trust.

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