British composer Emily Howard came to critical attention with Magnetite, commissioned by Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008 for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko. Her works are commissioned, performed and broadcast internationally by festivals and ensembles including the BBC Proms, Wien Modern, the London Symphony Orchestra and Bamberger Symphoniker. Recent highlights include mini-opera Zátopek! for the London Cultural Olympiad and orchestral works Calculus of the Nervous System (CBSO / Andris Nelsons) and Axon (BBC Philharmonic / Juanjo Mena). She has received awards including the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers (2008) and a British Composer Award (2012). Emily Howard studied mathematics and computer science as an undergraduate at Lincoln College, Oxford University. She holds a Doctorate in Composition from the University of Manchester and is a Lecturer in Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
Emily Howard has been appointed Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence at the University of Liverpool's Department of Mathematical Sciences during 2015, a year which also sees the premieres of String Quartet "Afference" (Elias String Quartet / Wigmore Hall, London) and Leviathan (scapegoat / North American Tour, May 2015). Her music is available on several labels (Col Legno, Toccata Classics, NMC) and a new portrait disc is scheduled for release on NMC in 2016.