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Elizabeth Kelly
Elizabeth Kelly is an American/British composer currently based in the UK. Her compositions have been performed throughout the United States and Europe at venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts, the Huddersfield Festival in the UK and the Gaudeamus Festival in the Netherlands. Her music has been commissioned and performed by diverse ensembles including the Ann Arbor Symphony (US), the Albany Symphony Dogs of Desire (US), the ASKO Schoenberg Ensemble (Netherlands), Alarm Will Sound (US), the Curious Chamber Players (Sweden), the Janacek Philharmonic (Czech Republic), the Liverpool Philharmonic’s Ensemble 10/10 (UK), and the New York and Netherlands NJO Youth Symphonies. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards including two Morton Gould awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and a First Music Prize from the New York Youth Symphony. She won 2nd prize at the 2009 Apeldoorn YCM Competition and 1st prize at the 2011 Young Masters XXI competition in the Netherlands. Her work has been supported by funded residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, I-Park, Ucross, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her compositions have been published by Donemus (Netherlands) and released by Centaur Records (US) and Huddersfield Contemporary Records (UK). She has received favorable reviews in the New York Times and the Guardian.

Dr. Kelly is Director of Composition and Assistant Professor of Music Composition at the University of Nottingham in the UK. She earned a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Eastman School of Music in New York with support from a prestigious Jacob Javits Fellowship from the United States Department of Education and a Robert Sproull Fellowship awarded to the top incoming doctoral students at the University of Rochester. She also holds degrees in music from the University of Michigan, The Hague Royal Conservatory (Netherlands) and Yale (summa cum laude). She won a grant from the Frank Beebe Fund to support her studies in the Netherlands. For more information, please visit
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