Eleanor Alberga

Eleanor Alberga was born in Jamaica. She is a classically trained pianist and singer and received a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music; yet she was also a member of the Jamaican Folk Singers and danced for three years with an African dance company. She began composing for London Contemporary Dance Theatre, and has written concert works as well as music for theatre and film. In 1991, she was invited to participate in the Composer-to-Composer Festival in the USA with Louis Andriessen and Alan Hovhaness.

Recent commissions include Sun Warriors (1990), a full-length orchestral piece premièred at the inaugural festival of Women in Music, and Jupiter's Fairground (1991), and orchestral overture commissioned by the European Women's Orchestra.

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