Classical Notes: Female composers reap the rewards for original music

The NCH’s Female Commissioning Scheme offers established and emerging female and female-identifying composers from all musical idioms a platform to create work

Éna Brennan: the composer has been granted €10,000 through the Female Commissioning Scheme

The National Concert Hall is not just for big flashy concerts. Its responsibilities are vast and spread in all directions, not least into areas that do not share popular support of the kind that conventional music and singing attracts. One of those areas is for commissioning works by composers who have the talent and courage to follow a road less travelled.

One of those projects is undoubtedly its Female Commissioning Scheme which was inaugurated in ...