Our Commissioned Composers
Lisa Mears and Daniel Rogers are local composers who have written works for us
Lisa Mears is a young and talented composer living in Swansea. She was awarded a music scholarship to Malvern Girls’ College where she studied piano, violin and singing. Lisa gained a wide performance experience at the college and was awarded instrumental prizes and the Hugh-Jones Trophy for the most promising pianist. Lisa began composing at college before taking her music degree at Bristol University. She subsequently attended the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she gained her Masters degree. In addition to composing Lisa works as a professional accompanist at Gorseinon College, is an assistant organist at St Teilo’s Church Bishopston and teaches piano, violin, music theory and GCSE, AS and A level music. In January 2006, Lisa entered the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kokoro Composers Competition. Her composition Mosaic Counterpoint for mixed chamber ensemble won first prize and was performed at the Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole. Her composition Ave Maria (click to listen) was first performed at the All Saints Alive Music Festival in September 2007 by Ariosa members Fiona Beresford, Céline Forrest, Charlotte Jug, and Carrie Thompson with Joy Amman Davies, piano. It has been performed twice more, once at the Waterfront Church, SA1 at the Gwalia Singers' Annual Concert with Les Ryan playing the piano, and once -as the finale- at the ABRSM High Scorers' Concert with Lisa accompanying.
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Daniel Rogers is a recent music graduate with honours from Bath Spa University. He has been a member of Ariosa for over 10 years. He is now a local music teacher specialising in organ, piano, theory, composition and GCSE and A level music coaching. He was an organ and choral scholar at All Saints Church Oystermouth. He has the Silver Medal of the Royal School of Church Music. Dan has directed the Ariosa Singers recently on tour in Dublin where he conducted his special arrangement of Make me a channel of your peace. Here is a photo of Dan conducting in Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, organ James Gough and piano Les Ryan.
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