Joanna Lee’s compositions have been shortlisted for a British Composer Award and Arts Foundation Opera Composition Award, featured in both Premieres of the Year and Premiere of the Fortnight in Classical Music magazine, and her first chamber opera received the Stephen Oliver Award. She is the 2013 recipient of the John Clementi Collard Fellowship. Her work has been described variously as “sharply witty” (Daily Telegraph) and “assured and confident” (Birmingham Post).
Joanna is an experienced music educator, teaching composition at Cambridge’s prestigious The Perse School and at additional A level schools. She also has a thriving private practice and is engaged as a Composer-in-Education, for example through BCMG’s education programme, specifically ‘Resolution’, which brought together emerging composers and young professional biomedical scientists to work with secondary school students to create new music inspired by science.