February 2017 - Trinity Laban Dance Conservatoire Creekside
Student composers are contributing short works for an ensemble which are placed between each of Bach’s solo violin pieces. These will be the result of work over the previous week and the composers will be mentored by Eleanor Alberga whilst Tom Bowes will be discussing and helping players during the week on all aspects of these works.. more
September 2016 - Classical music excludes composers from minorites
Composers from minority groups are 'effectively silenced' because they do not fit into classical music's "inner club", a composer has said. more
September 2016 - World Premiere
World premiere of 'The Glimpse' setting George Herbert's poem for baritone and string quartet - Sept. 30th, Arcadia festival, Herefordshire. 'Ride through' performance at the Sound Festival, October in Scotland. more
August 2016 - Robert Cohan Collective
"The Cohan Collective takes place this month with Eleanor Alberga as joint Artistic Director with Robert Cohan. www.yorkedance.com/cohancollective "
June 25th 2016 - Ride Through
Eleanor Alberga Robert Irvine premieres Eleanor Alberga's 'Ride through' - a short piece for solo cello, on June 25th 2016, at the St Magnus Festival in Orkney. Link to site.
recorded at the BBC Proms - September 2015
David Mellor on Classic FM talking about and playing excerpts from Eleanor's Snow White - September 13th 2015
Eleanor at the Proms in 2015!
April 23rd, 2015 : BBC PROMS PRESS LAUNCH ANNOUNCES:
A new commission by British/Jamaican composer, Eleanor Alberga, headlined the final concert of the BBC Proms, Europe’s largest classical music festival. The world-famous "Last Night of the Proms" took place on Saturday September 12 2015 when Eleanor’s new work, “Arise, Athena!” opened the evening. Taking place at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, London, the Last Night of the Proms reaches millions of viewers and listeners via its live broadcasts on BBC1 television and BBC Radio 3 as well as being streamed live on the internet and broadcast across the world.
- Read more about the commission
- see Eleanor talking about the work on BBC 2's Proms Extra
- listen to Eleanor on In Tune on September 10th. (about 47 minutes into the programme)
- See Work live at the proms on September 12th
- Read an article in Classical-music.com about Eleanor's writing
Eleanor Alberga was awarded the prestigious NESTA fellowship in 2001. NESTA - the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts - was set up by Act of Parliament in 1998. Its mission is to support and promote talent, innovation and creativity in science, technology and the arts. Fellowships provide exceptional people with the time, space and resources to pursue their creative goals, explore, experiment, pursue a hunch, break new ground and develop their talent.
Interview on BBC Radio 3's In Tune programme with Robert Cohan and Eleanor Alberga. Recorded March 2015 and including Eleanor playing part of Busoni's arrangement of the Chaconne from the Bach Partita in d minor as well as part of her own companion piece for the Chaconne.
Link to recording: BBC Radio 3: March 2015
Eleanor Alberga is co-founder and joint artistic director of the Arcadia Festival in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. This year's concerts are between October 2nd and 4th. See Arcadia website for more details.