Angela Elizabeth Slater is a UK-based composer and Director of Illuminate Women’s Music. She has an interest in musically mapping different aspects of the natural world into the fabric of her music.
Recent significant achievements include being selected for the Royal Philharmonic Society Composer programme for 2021-22, 2020-22 Tanglewood Composition Fellow, and a 2017-18 Britten-Pears Young Artist through which Angela worked with Oliver Knussen, Colin Matthews and Michael Gandolfi. Angela was the 2019 Mendelssohn Scholar at New England Conservatory (Boston) and has continued to have performances of her works across the US, including the world premiere of Roil in Stillness by the New England Philharmonic.
In 2021 she wrote two new works for Royal Scottish National Orchestra, alongside six new solo works for the Connected skies project funded by Arts Council England. In Autumn 2022 Angela is looking forward to the performance of her piano concerto Tautening skies supported by PRS Foundation, the Ambache Charitable Trust, and the RVW Trust. In 2022 she is also developing a new accordion concerto working with accordionist Sanja Mlinarič. Her clarinet quintet called The Light Blinds was premiered by Ensemble 360 at Music in the Round as part of the RPS Composers 2021-22 programme. In July of this year, she also had premiere performance of her viola concerto, Through the fading hour, given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with the soloist Richard Waters.
Looking ahead to 2023 she is looking forward to the world premiere of her orchestra work Unravelling the crimson sky, a CBSO commission as part of their Sound New programme for their centenary celebrations.