7th March 2019

The Anvil at Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival has announced its 2019 programme, which includes the premiere of a major new work by Emily Howard, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

Edition Peters

1st March 2019

Emily Howard signs to Edition Peters

Emily Howard is delighted to share the news that her back catalogue and future works will be published by Edition Peters.


22nd February 2019

Emily Howard’s music featured in Barbican’s Classical Music Season 2019-20

Howard’s works will be performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and London Symphony Orchestra and she will curate a day of music and talks inspired by the life and work of Ada Lovelace.


27th September 2018

New Work for Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican | Life Rewired

The world premiere of a new Barbican-commissioned work by Emily Howard will open the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle’s 2019 season, part of the Barbican’s Life Rewired


27th September 2018

World premiere of Sinfonietta Short Outlier

Commissioned by the London Sinfonietta, Emily Howard’s new work for solo viola 'Outlier' was premiered by Paul Silverthorne.


12th July 2018

Emily Howard receives RNCM Professorship

Emily is honoured and delighted to hold a Personal Chair in Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Mark Wigglesworth

2nd July 2018

BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Mark Wigglesworth give UK premiere of sphere

Listen again on BBC Radio 3 to performances of orchestral works Magnetite and sphere from Aldeburgh Festival 2018.

To See The Invisible Opera Image

19th June 2018

Talking Heads: Emily Howard | arcana

An interview with Ben Hogwood.

To See The Invisible Opera Image

8th June 2018

The Invisible Opera |JDCMB

JDCMB guest blog by Emily Howard: Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

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Emily Howard

25th May 2018

To See The Invisible and the song of the outcast | The Financial Times

Emily Howard’s dystopian new opera opens this year’s Aldeburgh festival. She talks to Richard Fairman about Britten, maths and invisibility.

To See The Invisible Opera Image

17th April 2018

Featured Composer | Aldeburgh Festival 2018

Emily’s featured music includes the world premiere of her opera To See the Invisible, performances of orchestral works Magnetite and sphere (UK premiere) and string quartet Afference.

21st October 2017

BBC Radio 3 Music Matters | PRiSM The Music of Proof

Emily Howard and Marcus du Sautoy in conversation with Sara Mohr-Pietsch about their new music and maths collaboration.

20th October 2017

Lord Mayor of Manchester launches new research centre PRiSM at the RNCM

Emily is Director of PRiSM, the new RNCM research centre for Practice & Research in Science & Music that brings together creative collaborations between the sciences and music.

14th July 2017

PRS Foundation Composers’ Fund Grant for new chamber opera To See The Invisible

Emily has received funding to complete her first full-scale chamber opera To See The Invisible, based on a short sci-fi story by Robert Silverberg, which will receive its world premiere at the Aldeburgh Festival 2018.

27th May 2017

TORCH Lecture | Digital Humanities Summer School 2017 | University of Oxford

Emily Howard will deliver the keynote TORCH lecture ‘Chaos or Chess: The Extra-Musical as Creative Catalyst’ at the Digital Humanities Oxford Summer School on 5 July 2017.

11th May 2017

The Music of Proof | Emily Howard & Marcus du Sautoy | New Scientist Live 2017

World premiere of a new work for string quartet: a poetic translation of mathematical ideas into sound. With the Piatti String Quartet at the New Scientist Live Festival, ExCeL, London

15th February 2017

The Way I Work: Emily Howard, Big Issue North

The Liverpool composer explains how the world’s most magnetic material, mathematical shapes – and doughnuts – are among her musical inspirations.

2nd December 2016

British Composer Showcase – Casa de Música, Portugal

Emily will be part of a British Council Composer Showcase at Casa de Música, Portugal, alongside composers Edmund Finnis, Daniel Kidane and Philip Venables in January 2017.

2nd October 2016

New Chamber Opera - Howard Dimitrijevic Ayling

Aldeburgh Music Residency Part 1 – September 2016

12 September 2016

Our critics’ proms highlights – what were yours?

The Guardian

“Emily Howard’s Torus … one of this year’s finest new works”

27 August 2016

Prom 53: Geometry, power and raw emotion in dazzling mix of styles from Petrenko and RLPO

★★★★ - Backtrack

"An accomplished and absorbing new work by a composer who is keen for us to hear the overall shape of the piece rather than become distracted by surface detail. This is a philosophy I like …"

26 August 2016

Prom 53: Stadler, RLPO, Petrenko – Ravishing night of Russian greats and young artists from the Liverpool Phil

The Arts Desk

"Howard's is a voice of undeniable poise and power"

26 August 2016

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic / Petrenko review – rich fascination with sonic qualities

★★★★ - The Guardian

"Listening to [Torus], what was immediately apparent was Howard's easy command of large-scale orchestral writing … genuinely rewarding"

25 August 2016

Proms Extra: Composers in Conversation

BBC Radio 3

Listen again to Emily Howard ahead of the world premiere of her new work Torus, exploring her influences and inspirations, with live performances and discussion. With musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music.

25 August 2016

Prom 53: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko – Emily Howard, Shostakovich & Rachmaninov

BBC Radio 3

Listen again to Emily Howard’s Torus (Concerto for Orchestra), a BBC co-commission with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

21 August 2016

Emily Howard: Magnetite CD review – delicate, detailed and rigorous

★★★★ - The Observer

"Magnetite [is] a sumptuous, powerful piece … an engaging introduction to Howard’s music, expertly played"

20 August 2016

Summer Record Review: Proms Composer – Emily Howard

BBC Radio 3

With Andrew McGregor, including recordings of Magnetite, Cloud Chamber, Mesmerism, Sky and Water, Wild Clematis in Winter, Zátopek!, Threnos and Solar.

28 July 2016

How 6 female composers are pushing musical boundaries at this year’s Proms


At the heart of the Proms is new music from living composers, and this year women are leading the charge.

26 July 2016

Six of the best…Proms premieres you don’t want to miss

www.classical-music.com / The official website of BBC Music Magazine

The BBC Proms have a long tradition of commissioning and promoting new music, and this year is no exception. 15 new commissions, 14 world premieres, and over 30 new highlights…

21 July 2016

Emily discusses her new Proms commission Torus with mathematician Marcus du Sautoy

Emily has taken ideas about shape and structure for Torus (Concerto for Orchestra) from the world of mathematics. Hear Marcus du Sautoy discussing the torus as part of his BBC Radio 4 series ‘Five Shapes’ here.

18 July 2016

Top 10 Women @ Science in the City

Manchester Confidential

Science Late sees Emily Howard celebrate the life of the first computer programmer and pioneering mathematician Ada Lovelace with a performance of Ada sketches.

13 April 2016

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko at the BBC Proms 2016

Prom 53 includes the world premiere of Emily Howard’s Torus (Concerto for Orchestra) which is a BBC Proms and Liverpool Philharmonic 175th Anniversary commission