259 Women: Investigating the Interwar Generation of Women Composers at the Royal College of Music

At present, I am undertaking a doctoral research project at the Royal College of Music, which is starting to introduce the public to lesser-known interwar female composers and their works, by recovering manuscript scores, preparing their premiere and recording, as well as their performing editions, suitable for publication. My project's unique approach combines methodologies from historical research, digital humanities, and practice-led approaches to identify and celebrate women composers who have hitherto remained unknown or received insufficient acknowledgement. My doctoral research is kindly supported by the British-Spanish Society, the Royal College of Music and the Frank Bridge Trust. 

Supervisory team: Dr Carola Darwin, Prof David Wright, Dr Sarah Whitfield, Dr Danny Driver.

Exhibition: Women Composers at the Royal College of Music

Since 2023, I am the curator of the Treasures from the Archive Exhibition at The Royal College of Music Museum. The Exhibition highlights the women composers who studied at the Royal College of Music in the 20th century, and features material held at the Royal College of Music Archive. The Summer Exhibition 2023 featured the stories and materials by Marion Scott and Freda Swain, and the Winter Exhibition 2024, which will open in January, will feature Elizabeth Maconchy and Dorothy Gow.

Pre-Concert Talk x Chloé Piano Trio: Beyond the Shadows

In July 2023, I gave a pre-concert talk for the Chloé Piano Trio. For this occasion, the three composers featured were Henriëtte Bosmans, Lili Boulanger and Clara Schumann.

Imogen Holst: Solo Piano Manuscript Scores

In 2021, as part of my master’s final research project, I premiered two unheard solo piano works by Imogen Holst, as well as prepared their performing editions, thanks to the collaboration with Britten Pears Arts and the permission of The Holst Foundation. As a result, the editions are now published by Faber Music and I was invited to present my project at a Discovery Session at Britten Pears Arts.