Biography

Paige Halliwell is a Gloucestershire based composer and performer who works with a wide variety of musical styles and contexts. She is trained in Flute and Voice performance at undergraduate level in her BA Music degree, and has further completed her MA postgraduate degree in Composition under Dr Matthew Sergeant and Professor James Saunders at Bath Spa University. 

As a singer and flautist, Paige performs in a range of venues around Gloucestershire, providing music for weddings and functions. She offers bespoke and distinctive live music performance, with a proven track record of positive and complimentary client reviews. Paige has years of experience as an event performer, specialising in weddings, creating bespoke musical arrangements of client's special songs. Her awareness of a wide variety of musical styles and contexts, means she can offer personalised music performances tailored to each individual occasion; from Popular music, to Classical repertoire, to original songs and pieces. 

In her composing, Paige is passionate about creating work that many musicians of many different abilities could explore, enjoy and participate in. Artistically, she is particularly interested in her ideas of asynchrony and 'delicate fluidity.'

Paige's has worked with a wide range of both amateur and professional ensembles on her music, and her work has been performed throughout the UK and internationally. 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. This piece was performed in Canada in 2021, by the Alkali Collective, as part of a contemporary music concert. 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.