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Augusta Read Thomas


18 January 2017

Augusta Read Thomas is nominated for the 36th Annual Chicago Music Awards

Augusta Read Thomas has been nominated for the upcoming 36th Annual Chicago Music Awards (CMA) in the category, BEST CLASSICAL ENTERTAINER


Augusta Read Thomas wins Lancaster Symphony Orchestra's Composer Award for 2015-16

This is the oldest award of its kind in the nation, intended "to recognize and honor living composers who reside in the US who are making a particularly significant contribution in the field of symphonic music, not only through their own creative efforts, but also as effective personal advocates of new approaches to the broadening of critical and appreciative standards."

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8 July 2015

Of Being is a Bird - Wigmore Hall World Premiere 

Aurora Orchestra / Claire Booth soprano

Claire Booth 

'...with the smoothly contoured, long-limbed vocal lines [gives] a shimmering halo of sharp instrumental attacks and splinters', wrote Andrew Clements of Augusta Read Thomas's world premiere Of Being is a Bird. The piece, premiered at the Wigmore Hall on Tuesday 7 July 2015 was dedicated to composer-in-residence, Julian Anderson and showcased the remarkable talents of the Aurora Orchestra and soprano, Claire Booth.

Of Being is a Bird will be released on Nimbus Alliance in 2016. 


8 April 2015

Composer Spotlight: Augusta Read Thomas featured on WFMX Radio

 WFMX Radio devote an hour to the music of contemporary American composer Augusta Read Thomas.

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11 March 2015

Augusta Read Thomas has topped the list of most frequently performed living composers 2013 - 2014

According to statistics released last year by ASCAP, an American Society for composers, authors and publishers, Augusta Read Thomas's music is performed most frequently among living composers.


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11 February 2015

Juggler of the Day by Augusta Read Thomas to be featured on BBC Radio 3

The BBC Singers are delighted to be performing Juggler of the Day on Friday 20th February at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London. The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 7:30pm UK time.

BBC Radio 3

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