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Siobhan Lamb

conductor & composer
1963
© Kelley Hudson

Danish redisent Siobhan Lamb’s love of music spans her life and has been enamoured by the expansive emotions, colours and textures that music can bring. Lamb’s fascination with the stories and ­atmospheres music can create, led her to study as a classical flautist at the Royal Academy of Music in London. As a composer, Siobhan Lamb enjoys writing for a variety of ensembles. Her music has a strong sense of narrative at its core. In 2006 Lamb was commissioned to write Meditations based on the poetry of Love, Loss, Hope, Joy, and Peace. Scored for string quartet, medieval chant vocalists, harpist, percussionist and children’s choir, The Guardian newspaper described Meditations as “unmissable”, “tantalizing” and “expansively beautiful” and was the first incarnation of the Suoni Ensemble.

Other narrative based pieces include The Nightingale and the Rose commissioned by West Deutsche Rundfunk and later recorded by the Danish National Big Band and the Danish National Vocal Ensemble. Also, The Seven Ages of Man – a collaboration with the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin based on the speech by William Shakespeare and Through the Mirror, Tales from Childhood performed and recorded by the Suoni Ensemble which retells favourite Aesop Fables.

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