Cassandra Miller (1976) is a Canadian composer living in London, and is Associate Head of Composition (Undergrad) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She twice received the Jules-Léger Prize for New Chamber Music, Canada’s highest honour for composition, for Bel Canto in 2011 and About Bach in 2016. Her cello concerto written for cellist Charles Curtis and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 2015 was hailed as an “unexpected highlight of the festival” (TEMPO). From 2010 to 2013, Cassandra was Artistic Director of Innovations en concert in Montreal.
“sweet, slightly surreal music” –The New York Times
“absolutely fascinating” –Alex Ross
“arresting” –The Guardian
“the wryness of Samuel Beckett in combination with the whimsy of Italo Calvino” –Musicworks
“the complexity and richness of her finest work… does indeed allow us to hear and feel in new ways” –TEMPO