Wendy Hiscocks

Wendy Hiscocks (1963, Wollongong, Australia) studied composition with the celebrated composer Peter Sculthorpe at the University of Sydney. In 1988 she moved to London and has received commissions, premières and broadcasts from distinguished soloists, ensembles, choirs and festivals from around the world. These have included Piers Lane and Roy Howat (piano), Rachel Nicholls and Elizabeth Connell (soprano), Madeleine Mitchell (violin), Michael Collins (clarinet), Sydney Chamber Choir, Jesus College Choir (Cambridge), Schubert Ensemble (London), King’s Lynn and Aldeburgh Festivals (UK), Spitalfields Festival (London), Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Amadeus Festival (Geneva), Radio Suisse Romande, Radio France, ABC Radio and TV, and BBC Radio 3. As a pianist, she has recorded for Edition Stil and performed at venues ranging from London’s Purcell Room to the Kusatsu International Summer Academy and Festival in Japan. A
recent recording of Wendy performing her chamber music has been released on the Symposium label. Her skills as a composer-pianist and her growing interest in film have resulted in performances at the BFI South Bank, Festivals and with Film Fugitive accompanying silent film classics, and a BFI commission to compose and perform music for a 1903 version of Alice in Wonderland.