Jenny is a composer based in Sheffield. She is strongly influenced by a long-term interest in the visual and dramatic arts and often writes pieces which incorporate elements of theatricality or challenge audience perception and expectations in what they see/hear. Recent commissions include Mimesis for the Passepartout Duo, Purge (1st movement of Melodrama - a Platform 4 collaborative suite for winds) commissioned by Music in the Round, and Expel for solo flute - one of 40 tracks which has been recorded by Kathryn Williams for release in November 2019 on Huddersfield Contemporary Records (#ComingUpForAir). Jenny's work has been performed by Ensemble 360, Ligeti Quartet, Nieuw Ensemble, Philip Thomas and Opera on Location.
Upcoming commissions include Superego for viola and percussion for the Vanguard Ensemble, Manchester, April 2020, and a solo piano piece for Ian Pace, commissioned by Late Music York, for August 2020.
Jenny is a member of the composer collective Platform 4. She is keen to collaborate on new projects with and/or without the collective.
Jenny teaches piano, composition and theory at her home in Sheffield and is an ABRSM Theory examiner. She directs the Sheffield Viola Ensemble and recently set up First Position Strings - an adult beginners string ensemble in Sheffield. Jenny is a volunteer for Lost Chord - a charity that provides stimulating music therapy for people with dementia.