Where are our music fellows now?

In 2010 Rambert launched its Music Fellowship as part of its commitment to developing future generations of artists.

So far Rambert has invited seven aspiring artists to work with the company. Each fellow spent 12 months engaging with all aspects of the company’s creative work, including writing music for Rambert’s choreographic development programme, arranging and orchestrating music for our national tours, curating concerts and public events with dance at the Rambert studios and much more.

Take a look at what these amazing artists are working on now.

2010: Gavin Higgins

Rambert’s inaugural music fellow Gavin Higgins went on to write two works for the company including the highly acclaimed Dark Arteries. He has been commissioned by many major ensembles and festivals and is currently working on a new opera with children’s writer Francesca Simon.

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2011: Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden created several new works during his time as Fellow, including Viriditas with Patricia Okenwa. He was then resident composer with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales from 2011-2015, a relationship that continued this year with his new piece Three Interludes.

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2012: Cheryl Frances-Hoad

Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s collaboration with Rambert culminated in the composition of Quark Dances, which formed part of the show The Strange Charm of Mother Nature. Her latest major work is the WW1-based song cycle Last Man Standing, which will be premiered by BBC Symphony Orchestra this autumn.

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2013/14: Kate Whitley

Kate WhitleyKate Whitley created the music for Rambert’s Flight, which toured the UK in 2016. Recently, her debut CD ‘I am I say’ was released by NMC Recordings, and this summer Simon Rattle will conduct her new work for the London Symphony Orchestra in their people’s concert at Trafalgar Square.


2015/16: Quinta

2015/16 Fellow Quinta arranged the music for Rambert’s Macbeth-inspired Tomorrow. She was later appointed as one of three British Council/PRS China Musicians-in-Residence, and her wide-ranging work has continued recently with a new score for Mimbre‘s The Exploded Circus.


2016/17: Anna Appleby

Music Fellow 16 - 17, Anna ApplebyDuring her time with Rambert, Anna Appleby created music for pieces choreographed by Julie Cunningham and Carolyn Bolton. Her work for dance continues with an upcoming commission for Dansox and Ensemble Klang with choreography by for Ramebrt dancer Malgorzata Dzierzon, to be performed this July.

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2018: Joseph Howard

Current fellow Joseph Howard worked on Rambert’s newest production Life is a Dream and is in the midst of producing new work both for and inspired by dance. He has a premiere of a new piece at Snape Maltings this week and is also working on a commission for the London Arts Society.

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