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Roxanna Panufnik (Composer)

Born: 24th April 1968, London, England

Nationality: English, Polish

Roxanna Panufnik is a British composer of Polish heritage. She is the daughter of the composer and conductor Sir Andrzej Panufnik and his second wife Camilla, née Jessel.

Panufnik was born in London. She attended Bedales School and then studied at the Royal Academy of Music. She has written a wide range of pieces including opera, ballet, music theatre, choral works, chamber compositions and music for film and television, which are regularly performed all over the world.

Among her most widely performed works are Westminster Mass, commissioned for Westminster Cathedral Choir on the occasion of Cardinal Hume's 75th birthday in May 1998, The Music Programme, an opera for Polish National Opera's millennium season which received its UK premiere at the BOC Covent Garden Festival, and settings for solo voices and orchestra of Vikram Seth's Beastly Tales – the first of which was commissioned by the BBC for Patricia Rozario and City of London Sinfonia.

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 Interview, Roxanna Panufnik on 'Celestial Bird'

David talks to composer Roxanna Panufnik about her forthcoming collection of eclectic vocal works performed by Ex Cathedra and Milapfest under Jeffrey Skidmore.

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