Cheryl Frances-Hoad

Award-winning British composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad was born in Essex in 1980 and studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Cambridge University and Kings College London.

She has been commissioned by many organisations, including the Almeida Festival, the BBC Proms, the Cambridge Music Festival, the Chard Festival of Women in Music, the Cheltenham Festival, Manchester International Cello Festival and the Spitalfields Festival.

She has held a series of posts including Rambert Composer in Residence, visiting fellow at Merton and Keble Colleges in Oxford, composer-in-residence at the 2019 Presteigne Festival and associate composer at the Oxford Lieder Festival (2019-21).

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A selection of articles about Cheryl Frances-Hoad

Ensemble. Superb and Imaginative Playing - Roderic Dunnett marks Thomas Trotter's forty years as Birmingham City Organist by reviewing a special anniversary recital and investigating the artist's large output on the Regent Records label

Ensemble. A Veritable Cat's Cradle - Mike Wheeler listens to Robert and Clara Schumann, Chopin, Grieg and Cheryl Frances-Hoad, played by British pianist Tom Poster

Ensemble. The Finest Musical Superglue - Mike Wheeler witnesses 'Energy', Sinfonia Viva's latest schools project