Premiere of new song cycle at Oxford Lieder Festival, performed by soprano Samantha Crawford and the project’s Artistic Director, pianist Lana Bode. dream.risk.sing is a brilliantly conceived programme that elevates the voices of modern women, telling stories that are not traditionally related in song. It includes the world premiere of a new song cycle by … Read more

Fund-raising gala for statue of Virginia Woolf

We are delighted to be contributing a short film about Woolf’s musical lives and afterlives to an online gala on 12 December 2020 (19.00-21.00 GMT). This event – featuring writers, artists, comedians, critics and dramatists including Frances Spalding and Mark Haddon – is a fundraiser for the first full-size statue of Woolf in the UK. … Read more

Congratulations to Lana Bode on the release of her debut album

Congratulations to Artistic Director, pianist Lana Bode, on the release of her debut album with mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons. The album, I and Silence: Women’s Voices in American Song, includes Dominick Argento’s song-cycle, From the Diary of Virginia Woolf. This song-cycle was performed by the duo at the 26th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf (The Clothworkers’ … Read more

Dr Emma Sutton wins University of St Andrews Public Engagement with Research (Collaboration) Award 2018

We are pleased to announce that Dr Emma Sutton has won the University of St Andrews Public Engagement with Research (Collaboration) Award 2018 for her work as Founding Director of the Project. The Virginia Woolf & Music project explores music’s role in the lives and afterlives of Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group through concerts, public … Read more

World premiere of new music inspired by Virginia Woolf takes place in Cambridge in November

The third concert of the ‘Virginia Woolf & Music’ project takes place on November 3rd at 7.45pm in Robinson College Chapel, Cambridge. Performed by the renowned Kreutzer Quartet, the concert explores Woolf’s interest in string quartets and features new work inspired by her writing. The concert includes work by Beethoven, by the South-African British composer … Read more

Concert Livestream Update

The concert ‘Virginia: A Musical Portrait’, featuring three world premieres setting her work, takes place on Friday 17 June 2016 at 8pm at the Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds (UK). The concert focuses on settings of Woolf’s letters and diaries, and includes new song cycles by Richard Barnard and Jan-Willem Van Herpen, a new song … Read more