About

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Paige Halliwell is a composer, flautist and singer, born in 1998, who works with a wide variety of musical styles and genres. She has trained in Flute and Voice performance at BA undergraduate degree level, and has recently completed her MA postgraduate degree in Composition under Dr Matthew Sergeant and Professor James Saunders at Bath Spa University. 

Composing

In her composing, she is currently exploring her ideas of timbral quality and asynchrony in music; finding ways of navigating the performing spaces of transition between different timbres and tones, as well as considering her ideas of space; closeness and distance. With these compositional interests, Paige is passionate about creating work that many musicians of different abilities could explore, enjoy and participate in. In 2020, Paige wrote a new work for CoMA (“an organisation dedicated to enabling musicians of all abilities to participate actively in contemporary music”), exploring ideas of emergence and dissolving. The piece Flux (2020) was written for the flexible instrumentation of Bristol's CoMA ensemble, and is now available in CoMA's catalogue of music. 

Paige's most recent chamber ensemble work Capacity (2021) was for Plus-Minus Ensemble, where instructions of musical playing actions were shown, then manipulated, by independently varying the 'pressure' and 'rate'. Her most recent recognition for her choral work was given by the '2020 Schellhorn Prize for Sacred Music Composition Competition', where she gained an honourable mention for her sacred choral piece Ecce Novum Gaudium (2020). Paige has previously written a chamber opera for the Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera Company, as part of a collaborative project, performed at the Dance House Theatre in Manchester. 

Performing

Paige is a is free-lance singer and flautist, offering bespoke musical arrangements and performances in a variety of styles and genres for weddings, social/commercial events, recitals and shows. Ranging from classically trained performance (baroque/classical/romantic/20th & 21st century), to modern popular repertoire and musical theatre, Paige can offer a wide variety of music tailored to each occasion. 

Alongside this, Paige regularly offers private music tutoring in voice (classical/contemporary/popular/musical theatre), flute (classical/contemporary/popular) composition and theory to a range of ages and abilities. 

Crescent Chamber Orchestra

Paige currently co-runs/co-created Crescent Chamber Orchestra; a modern orchestra with a mission to inspire participation from a range of ages and abilities , through both performing and creating, in all types of music. Paige regularly writes new works for the orchestra as composer-in-residence, most recently a new work in progress Capacities II (2021). The orchestra are passionate about exploring new creative ideas, and premiering newly written music alongside a variety of older music from a range of periods and orchestral styles. Playing as a Flautist in the orchestra, Paige regularly performs a wide range of repertoire.