26th November '21 - Heather Roche to perform Heartwood at Bishopsgate Institute, London 1pm


11th November '21 - Sequoia Duo to perform Clōta's Song as part of 'Water Music: Source to Sea' - University of Glasgow Concert Hall and online - 1.10pm


7th November '21 - Sequoia Duo to premiere Clōta's Song as part of 'Water Music: Source to Sea' at Govan & Linthouse Parish Church, Glasgow - 3.30pm


30th-31st October '21 - ...a link in a chain..., a new commission for The Sixteen, will be workshopped by Genesis Sixteen at Dumfries House with Sir James MacMillan, Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan.


20th October '21 - to tell it like it is included in Creative Scotland's #ClassicAll playlist, exploring Scotland's classical and new music

20th October '21 - Heather Roche performed Heartwood at the Sound Festival

- The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen - 6pm


12th October '21 - Selected for the RSNO Composers' Hub 2021:22

1st October '21 - Through the International Percussion Institute (IPI) and Sound, Janellie Maldonado (Texas) will premiere awakening the shadow of the storm - online 6pm


8th September '21 - to tell it like it is. has been published by Stainer & Bell as part of their Choral Now series


1st September '21 - Scottish Freelancers Ensemble gave an online premiere of Amidst the rising tides - we rise. - Youtube

31st August '21 - Commissioned by Psappha for 'The Last Island' concert on the 31st March '22


1st July '21 - The score of Tell it to the bees, commissioned by Choir & Organ magazine for NYCGB, made available to download and an interview was published in the Jul/Aug edition


16th June '21 - Shortlisted for the Scottish Awards for New Music Dorico Award for Small/ Medium Scale New Work for Archipelago: transmissions between islands.


27th April '21 - Nordic Viola's Art-Making in the Anthropocene concert to include Machair

21st April '21 - Featured on Ear to the Ground podcast, New Music Scotland

16th April '21 - Nordic Viola's "Histories and Herstories" concert at UHI's 5th International St Magnus Conference to include Machair.


3rd April '21 -Extracts of Heartwood broadcast on The Arts Hour on the BBC World Service in a round-up of hcmf// 2020


5th March '21 - Selected as a finalist for Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra

(Los Angeles) call for scores

1st March '21 - Commissioned by Scottish Freelancers Ensemble


19th February '21 - Interviewed on Max Reinhardt's Late Lunch Show for Soho Radio


15th January '21 - NMC Recordings released NYCGB Young Composers Scheme album including to tell it like it is.


21st November '20 - Heather Roche premiered Heartwood at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival - BBC Radio 3

1st November '20 - NYCGB Fellowship premiered It was necessary to depart. at Snape Maltings

26th October '20 - Sound Festival review in The Scotsman describes Almost. as having a "soft yet intense focus"


24th October '20 - Any Enemy performed Archipelago: transmissions between islands at the Sound Festival in a livestreamed performance - YouTube 12pm


23rd October '20 - EXAUDI premiered Almost. at the Sound Festival in a livestreamed performance followed by a Q&A with composers- YouTube 4pm

17th October '20 - to tell it like it is. was recorded by the NYCGB Fellowship for digital release with NMC Recordings.


7th October '20 - Rolf Hind premiered is it too soon to start talking about this? at Kings Place, London. 


4th September '20 - Nordic Viola performed Machair at Orkney International Science Festival as part of 'Histories and Herstories' online performance.


23rd August '20 - ebb and flow, commissioned by the Nevis Ensemble, played by Jesús Lorente González, was broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland's Classics Unwrapped programme.

8th August '20 - Featured in sound's Composer Spotlight Q&A


27th July '20 - Premiere of the light through forest leaves by cellist Jennifer Langridge, Psappha Ensemble on YouTube 8.30pm 


9th July '20  - Featured in BBC Music Magazine's 'Rising Stars' column, August 2020 edition


26th June '20 - Any Enemy's Lockdown Composing performance made available online including Archipelago: transmissions between islands (starting 7'45'')

15th June '20 - Rolf Hind released an online premiere of piano miniature is it too soon to talk about all this?


14th June '20 - Any Enemy premiered Archipelago: transmissions between islands. - a piece designed for Zoom performance and commissioned by the Sound Festival as part of Lockdown Composing.


8th June '20 - Participated in Eventide's Quarantide online discussion panel on 'Music, Silence, Nature in a Time of Quarantine'


13th May '20 - Commissioned by the Nevis Ensemble to write a 'Lochan Sketch' for solo trombone

16th April '20 - Nordic Viola to perform Machair at 'North Atlantic Lives and Landscapes' concert as part of Histories and Herstories conference, Islesburgh Community Centre, Shetland 7pm - cancelled


2nd April - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to perform Seabird Cities, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard, City Halls Glasgow 7.30pm. - cancelled

7th March '20 - Premiere of Acheulean Sounds by members of Devon Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter.


26th February '20 - Shortlisted for the Scottish Awards for New Music Dorico Award for Small/ Medium Scale New Work for The Wet Desert: A Collection of Highland Perspectives


20th February '20 - NYCGB Young Composer masterclasses with Errollyn Wallen, Richard Allain, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Toby Young


31st January '20 - Selection announced for the 2019-20 Young Composer Scheme with National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in partnership with NMC Recordings and the PRS Foundation. 

20th January '20 - 2019-20 Young Composers presented at the NYCGB Annual Showcase Event at the Royal Albert Hall.

17th January '20 - Commissioned by the Nevis Ensemble for a project to create a piece following community workshops in Aberdeen as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters. To be performed during the Nevis Ensemble's tour in Aberdeen in June.


14th January '20 - Commissioned by Devon Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum to write a piece inspired by the prehistoric stone tools on display in the museum, premiere 7th March '20 at RAMM.


18th November '19 - Performing Can we not hear the birds that sing? at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival as part of hcmf// shorts.

13th November '19 - Premiere of flightless birds. by Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra as part of BioMusic, an interdisciplinary concert between biologists, musicians and composers -The StAge, St Andrews 5.30pm 

2nd November '19 - Performance of Speak Up by Lucy Schaufer and Huw Watkins at Wiltshire Music Centre

September '19 - Selected for Psappha Ensemble's Composing for Cello scheme

28th September '19 - Performing Can we note hear the birds that sing? at the Explorathon, Riverside Museum, Glasgow 12.00


7th September '19 - Performing Can we not hear the birds that sing?  for solo violin, outdoors at RSPB's Barons Haugh nature reserve as a culmination of the Sounding the Landscape residency.


23rd August '19 - Premiere of Right to Roam by Tritium Trio, Dartington Hall

17th August '19 - Participating in the Advanced Composition Course with

Sir Harrison Birtwistle at Dartington International Summer School.


10th July '19 - Premiere of Speak Up by Lucy  Schaufer and Huw Watkins at the Cheltenham Music Festival's Composium


27th-29th June '19 - Performances of May this House Stand by Inchcolm New Music Ensemble in Ardtornish House, Iona Abbey and St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh.

4th May '19 - Annunciations: Sacred Music for the Twenty-First Century, was officially launched. The volume includes a chapter by Lisa and is published by Open Book Publishers 


3rd May '19 - Red Note Ensemble premiered The Wet Desert: a Collection of Highland Perspectives in Plug: Preview concert. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Stevenson Hall, 7.30pm


16th April '19 - the inimitable brightness of the air  is shortlisted for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2019 Award for Small Scale New Work

14th March '19 - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra concert on 2nd April '20 announced, to feature Seabird Cities, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard.

8-9th March '19 - Participating in the Wild Plum Songbook Workshop


17th December '18 - Piobaireachd selected for the APC Modern Pibroch Library, Canada.



25th November '18 - Cunninghame Choir performed From Bunessan

13th November '18 - The Night With... workshop with Juice Vocal Ensemble to include Birds of Migration. 10am - Scottish Music Centre


9th November '18 - Ligeti Quartet will workshop and record Machair  9.30am -Firth Hall, University of Sheffield

6th November '18 - Royal Northern Sinfonia Workshop to include Là Bealltainn

27th October '18 - Premiere of the inimitable brightness of the air at the Sound Festival by Red Note Ensemble. 12pm, St Andrew's Cathedral, Aberdeen


4th October '18 - Premiere of Leum Fèidh by Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra 


30th September '18 15.00 - Premiere of Seabird Cities by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolfinum, Prague.

7th-8th September '18 - Sound Festival residency with Red Note Ensemble at Logie Coldstone


Review of Cappella Nova's concert in Edinburgh, including dona nobis pacem 


16th/ 17th August '18- 16.10pm and 18.10pm -performances of dona nobis pacem by Cappella Nova at Greyfriars Kirk during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


15th August '18 - 7.30pm premiere of dona nobis pacem by Cappella Nova in Stirling Castle. 

July '18 - Selected as runner up in Cappella Nova Composers' Competition.


27th July '18 - 1pm premiere of Deglaciation at Lichtenbergschule, Darmstadt. 


July '18 - Selected for the Sound Festival 2018 development opportunity which will lead to a performance by Red Note Ensemble of a new commission.


July '18 - Participated in the 'Composing for Piano' workshop with Brian Ferneyhough and Nicolas Hodges at the 2018 Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music.


5th July 18'- 2pm The Beckett Quartet performed Machair at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. 



1st July '18- Participated in the Young Composers Forum with Deirdre Gribbin at West Cork Chamber Music Festival.


July '18 -Participated in the ‘Composing for Oboe and Violin Workshop’ with Cathy Milliken and Graeme Jennings at the 2018 Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music as well as gaining a place on the composition course. 


8th May '18 - 8pm. The Brodick Quartet performed Lichen at the PLUG Festival. 


27th April '18 - Participated in the CeNMaS workshop with the Ligeti Quartet. 



April '18 - Selected as joint-winner of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival Competition. 


April '18- Selected as runner up in the Walter and Dinah Wolfe prize. The piece was performed by Rolf Hind on 11th May, 1pm, during the PLUG Festival. 


March '18 St Salvator's Chapel Choir's CD, Annunciations: Sacred Music for the 21st Century, featuring Lisa's piece, The Silent Word Sounds, is now available on Spotify and iTunes. 




5-6th March '18 - Theoartistry Festival in St Andrews. As the culmination of the Theoartistry project, in which Lisa participated, the festival showcased the pieces which were created during the collaboration. St Salvator's Chapel Choir's CD of these works was also launched. 

February '18 - Selected for the - CeNMaS Quartet Workshop with the Ligeti Quartet


October '17 - The Robzen Duo performed a recital of Scottish and Czech music - 'Ballads from our Homelands' - in Renfield St Stephen's, Glasgow. This included Lisa's piece Sunrise in June.


August '17 Lisa was appointed to be an Associate Member of the LSO SoundHub 

August '17 - Piobaireachd was played on the BBC Radio 3's Late Junction programme

June '17 - St Salvator's Chapel Choir recorded The Silent Word Sounds  for their new CD alongside works by other members of the Theoartistry Scheme and also works by Sir James MacMillan. The pieces from the scheme will also be published.

22nd June '17 - St Salvator's Chapel Choir performed The Silent Word Sounds in a St Addrews University graduation thanksgiving service.

11th May '17 - The Arctic Rose was performed at 'Plug 6: Glasgow Piano Duets' in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Plug Festival.


19th February '17 - workshop on The Silent Word Sounds with St Salvator's Chapel Choir, St Andrews and Sir James MacMillan as part of the Theoartistry Scheme.


4th December '16 - Glasgow Madrigirls performed Eilean Mhathair in their advent service in the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel.

29th October - selected for the 2016 sound festival composers day masterclass with the Bozzini Quartet (Canada).

30th May 2016 - The Robzen Duo recorded Piobaireachd.

29th May 2016 - The Robzen Duo performed 

Piobaireachd in a recital at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

6th May 2016 - The Hebrides Ensemble performed Dereliction in the Fridays at One concert at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This performance was part of the PLUG Festival and was a result of this piece being runner-up in the Walter and Dinah Wolfe Composition Prize.

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