Part of the Park Lane Group’s Young Composer’s Forum for two years (2007-8),
Jenni began composing as soon as she began playing the piano. In recent
years she has had works performed at the International Youth Arts Festival,
the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music (as part of the
Orgelbüchlein project), and at Colchester New Music workshops and events.
Her early musical studies have had a huge influence on her compositional
voice. A versatile performer on piano, oboe and saxophone as well as in
choirs, a range of ensembles and opportunities have given her an incredibly
varied musical diet of genres, instrumentation and styles. Alongside more
typical ensembles such as chamber choirs, orchestras and big bands are the
Javanese gamelan and church bell ringing – both of which can be heard within
Despite having a quieter start to the year following the birth of her
daughter, Jenni has had an active 2012. Her work Ori for bass clarinet,
electric violin, piano and electronics was performed in Colchester in March,
and there are upcoming performances scheduled of her bassoon and ‘cello duet
Double Helix and her clarinet quintet Scenes from a Train. She also
completed the score for short film Mike by Broken Clock Productions, which
was premiered at the Hong Kong Film Festival in May 2012. Current projects
include a work for symphony orchestra (due for completion in November), and
a large scale Requiem.
Originally from Hertfordshire, Jenni graduated with first class honours from
her BMus (hons) at Kingston University, where she was awarded the Music
prize. She then embarked on an intensive Masters in composition at Trinity
Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance studying with Stephen Montague and
Greg Rose, for which she was awarded a bursary and graduated with a merit.
Her song Bells in the Rain was composed especially for The Art Song Project.
You can visit her website here.