Dr. Liz Lane
Dr. Liz Lane’s compositions have been performed in major venues throughout the UK and abroad, with commissions encompassing orchestral, choral, ensemble, wind band and brass band genres. Performers have included Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Carducci Quartet, Cory Band, Symphonic Brass of the RAF and Norfolk Chamber Consort (USA); her music has been broadcast on ITV, BBC1 and BBC Radio 3.
In recent years she has become increasingly in demand as a composer for brass band, a genre for which she loves writing. Performances and recordings include Cory, Foden’s, Brighouse and Rastrick, David Thornton, Jim Hayes and Steven Mead. She works closely with Lydbrook Band in the Forest of Dean as its Composer in Residence, helping facilitate innovative projects such as with the South-West Open Youth Orchestra (OpenUp Music), the UK’s first disabled-led regional orchestra for young musicians, featured on BBC The One Show; and more recently a concert under the wings of Concorde at Aerospace Bristol, involving around 280 musicians including around 90 brass band players aged 7-70. Liz is a regular contributor for British Bandsman magazine, has been a judge for the RWCMD Cory Band Composition Prize in 2017, 2018 and 2019, was recently invited to give a webinar on composition for Brass Bands England and took part in an online composition masterclass for the Star Lake Summer Camp, USA.