Emily Levy Biography

Emily Levy is an award winning British singer and composer with musical influences that range from medieval to classical, folk to jazz. She works closely with the voice and sound design and is particularly interested in blurring boundaries between stylistic genres and electro acoustic writing.

Recent work includes: Composer in Residence with Streetwise Opera, Snape Maltings and Opera North 2021; Composer and Musical Director for Mary Beard’s ‘Amo Amas Amusical’, BBC R4; ‘A Mix Tape for Gus’, BBC R4, Dante 2021 BBC R4.  Choral Works include: ‘In Paradisum’ for Marian Consort, SATB Choir and Children’s Chorus; ‘How Sweetly You Burn’ for Voice Vocal Trio; Oxford Youth Choirs ‘Unending Sky’.  Works for instrumental ensemble: ‘Zoetroping’ for Thallein Ensemble, BOZAR Brussels; ‘Stuck Record’ for Project Instrumental; Solo Album, ‘Lost and Found’, and cross artform collaborations with Lee Fisher, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Japanese Contemporary Dance Network.

A Song Cycle for Baritone Roderick Williams ‘The Rain is Coming’, created with writer Rommi Smith, presented a female perspective of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, supported by awards from PRS Foundation, Arts Council England and RVWT.

In 2018 Emily completed an MMus Composition (Distinction) at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where she studied with Ed Bennett, Joe Cutler, Howard Skempton and Errollyn Wallen on full scholarship.

Emily is currently one of eight ‘New Voices’ of 2019-21, Sound and Music’s major Artist Development Scheme and with them is in the process of developing 'Songs of Belonging' a new multi-media work for theatre.