LCCE is excited to announce the appointment of Edmund Jolliffe, an award winning concert composer, for a piece of orchestral work commissioned for performance with the LCCE senior orchestra this August. This work will encompass a mixture of Western and Chinese music elements to express an idea of interest, and specifically cater for the skills of a youth student orchestra.
Edmund studied music and Oxford University and earned a Master’s degree in Film Composition at the Royal College of Music. His music embraces a wide range of styles from comtemporary classical to songs for shows. Edmund now publishes with OUP, Stainer & Bell, as well as ABRSM. He currently teaches composition at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music, and is a Lecturer in Composing for the Moving Image at City University. Edmund’s recent commissions include pieces for Odense Percussion and the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music. His score for Quentin Blake documentary “The Drawing of My Life” was shown on Christmas Day in 2021 on BBC 2.
Edmund said: “I am very excited to be commissioned by the LCCE. I really enjoy composing pieces for varying levels and this commission creates an interesting challenge – to write music that will be enjoyable for the players but still test them and showcase their skills. I am looking forward to exploring and finding inspiration for the pice in an aspect of Chinese culture and cannot wait to hear it when the group bring it to life.”
Likewise we will be waiting in earnest for what will come out of Edmund’s musical mind, and invite all of you to come and join us on the concert day on 27 August！