Described as “at once intimate and visionary” by BBC Music Magazine, Freya Waley-Cohen’s music has been heard in the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Barbican Centre, Sage Gateshead and New Mexico Museum of Art; and at the Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Dartington, Ryedale, Santa Fe, St Magnus, Tanglewood and Spitalfields festivals.
Freya held an Open Space Residency at Snape Maltings from 2015 to 2017; is Associate Composer of contemporary-music series nightmusic at St David’s Hall and of Reverie Choir; and will be a featured artist at this year’s Dartington Festival.
In 2017 Signum Classics released a CD of Freya’s music including Permutations and Unveil – both of which were written in residence at Snape Maltings and recorded by her sister Tamsin Waley-Cohen. Her works have also been released by Nimbus Records, Listenpony and McMaster Records.
Upcoming commissions include works for CHROMA ensemble, the Melos Sinfonia conducted by Oliver Zeffman, and the LA Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series conducted by John Adams.
She is a founding member and artistic director of Listenpony, a concert series, commissioning body and record label that programmes classical music, both new and old, alongside a variety of other genres including folk, jazz and pop, in beautiful and unusual venues.