Nicola LeFanu

Nicola LeFanu (born in Essex, England on April 28th 1947) studied at Oxford, RCM and, as a Harkness Fellow, at Harvard. She has composed around one hundred works which have been widely played, broadcast and recorded; her music is published by Novello and by Edition Peters. Her catalogue includes a number of works for strings, and chamber music for a variety of mediums, often including voice. She has a particular affinity for vocal music and has composed seven operas, which have been staged in UK, Ireland and USA. She is active in many aspects of the musical profession, as composer, teacher, director etc. From 1994-2008 she was Professor of Music at the University of York, where she stil lives. Her mother was the composer Elizabeth Maconchy.