Alwynne Pritchard is a British composer, performer, artist and curator, based in Bergen, Norway. She studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London and has a PhD from the University of Bristol.
In her music and performances, Alwynne explores relationships between musical expression and the human voice and body. She has appeared as an actor, vocalist and physical performer in a number of stage productions, as well as directing and developing choreography for her work.
Alwynne has composed for, and performed with, leading musicians and ensembles across the globe. Her work Decoy, created at the Heinrich Strobel Stiftung in Freiburg in 2006, for the Donaueschingen Musiktage, was awarded the special prize given by the Foundation Ton Bruynèl, STEIM and the Foundation GAUDEAMUS. In 2016, Alwynne was awarded the commission to create a fanfare or ‘marker’ to celebrate the opening of Snøhetta’s building for the University of Bergen’s newly created Department of Art, Music and Design, for which she created the book of text scores, up without an insistent casting away.
Alwynne’s professional life has also included stints as a writer and presenter for BBC Radio, a composition teacher at Trinity College of Music in London and as Artistic Director of both the Borealis festival and BIT20 Ensemble.
Alwynne Pritchard’s music is published by Verlag Neue Musik and she is Managed by Maestro Arts.
“…playful, sinister and altogether riveting.”
– The Telegraph
“…a delivery between that of a rock-music diva and a verbal and physical contortionist…”
– ALL ABOUT JAZZ – NEW YORK
Photo: Thor Brødreskift.