The first four participants in a new development scheme exclusively for female composers have been announced. Balancing the Score: supporting female composers has been launched by Glyndebourne to help address the under-representation of female composers in classical music.
The four participating composers are:
Anna Appleby, 25
Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade, 29
Cecilia Livingston, 33
Ailie Robertson, 35
Through the scheme, the composers will spend two years immersed in life at Glyndebourne, where they will be introduced to commissioning opportunities, attend rehearsals and meet professional opera makers and performers.