Errollyn Wallen

Errollyn Wallen

Job title: Principal Lecturer
Courses taught: MA Music
Specialisms: Composition, songwriting, voice

Errollyn is an internationally renowned composer, librettist and singer-songwriter.

Her prolific output includes fifteen and a half operas to date and her music has won numerous awards including  the Ivor Novello Award for Classical and a British Composer Award. She composed two large scale works for the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games for London 2012.

Errollyn founded her own Orchestra X who recently recorded and released a new orchestral album, PHOTOGRAPHY, on the NMC label which was voted Top Ten Classical Albums of 2016 by USA’s National Public Radio. In July 2017 Orchestra X performed her Mighty River which was  featured in PRSF’s New Music Biennial at Hull City of Culture 2017 and London’s Southbank Centre.

Current works-in-progress include a new Friday Afternoons anthology of songs for Snape Maltings.

Errollyn Wallen’s music (including her solo album ERROLLYN) has the distinguishing honour of travelling 7.84 million kilometres in space, completing 186 orbits around the Earth on NASA’s STS115 mission.

Errollyn Wallen was awarded the MBE in 2007 for services to music and in 2015 was inaugurated Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford, in recognition of her distinguished contribution to scholarship in the field of British contemporary music and her exceptional achievements as a composer. She received an Honorary Doctorate from York St John University in November 2017.

 www.errollynwallen.com

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