© 2019 Carmel Smickersgill

About

Carmel, 23, is a composer based in Manchester working predominantly within classical and electronic genres. She is the recipient of the 2019 Christopher Brooks prize with the Liverpool Philharmonic, resulting in a commission for ensemble 10/10 to be premiered in November 2019. She is also working on the theatre production SWIM, part of HOME theatres 2019 season, to run in July and at the Edinburgh Fringe. Previous commissions include Manchester Renaissance Ensemble, Manchester Peace Song Cycle, Brighter Sound and Video Jam as well as writing for ensembles and performers such as psappha, No Dice and CoMA. Her music has previously also been performed on Radio 3. As a performer Carmel has directed her own ensemble; Smudge and has been part of a collaboration between visual artist Liam Gillick and the Band New Order. She has previously been awarded the Terence Greeves prize for big band composition as well as the Edward Hecht prize for composition. She graduated from her undergraduate degree in composition with Gary Carpenter at the RNCM with first class honours.