Information about multiple-international-award-winning Florence Anna Maunders & her career
Florence Anna Maunders started to compose music when she was a teenager, and her early tape-based pieces from this time reveal an early fascination with the unusual juxtapositions of sounds and collisions of styles which have been a hallmark of her music-making ever since. This is perhaps a reflection of the music which interested and excited her from a very young age – medieval dance music, prog-rock, electronic minimalism, bebop jazz, Eastern folk music, the music of Stravinsky & Messiaen, and the grand orchestral tradition of the European concert hall. Flori started out young, as a chorister, clarinetist and saxophone player, but following an undergraduate degree at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied with Anthony Gilbert, Adam Gorb, Simon Holt & Clark Rundell, she's enjoyed a mixed and international career as a jazz pianist, orchestral percussionist, vocalist arranger, electronic music producer and teacher. Since 2018 she's had a bit of a radical transformation of her self and her career, and returned to composition as a main artistic focus, winning a series of awards & competitions, and with her music performed across the UK, Europe, the USA and the rest of the world - performances and collaborations with leading ensembles, orchestras and soloists.
Flori is very grateful for the assistance she's received from Help Musicians UK
Selection of Work
A selection of recent and historical performances
"Not Getting Out"
Exciting new string quartet piece in a fabulous performance by the Villers Quartet who commissioned it as part of their "From Home" series
"Either Everything Is Or Nothing Is"
Exciting & dramatic duet for 'cello & piano in a fantastic performance by Ben Powell & Jen Langridge
Created for and performed by Black Pencil Ensemble at Orgelpark Amsterdam as part of the Prix Annelli De Mann
Brass sextet performed by the members of The Brass Project NYC
Wind Quintet for players of the Moonlight Symphony Orchestra
Performed by the Royal Northern Sinfonia at The Sage Gateshead
For large orchestra - played by Bromley Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adrian Brown
Live performance from The Anvil, Basingstoke, performed by Clifton Band, conducted by Ben Copeman, and narrated by Neil Streeter.
"...and This Machine Was Their God"
Trio for clarinet, 'cello & percussion (2018) based on the writings of Karl Marx, jazz & post-minimalism.
2nd Prize winner at the 2018 "Sounds of Matter" competition in Vienna
Large work for 'cello & orchestra performed by Nicholas Trygstadt with the RNCMSO, conducted by Stuart Stratford.
Royal Northern College Of Music
BMus(hons) GRNCM PPRNCM
University Of Reading
Birmingham City University
Listen Imagine Compose MTL/MEL
Masters in Education/Musical Leadership
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None Of Them Are Ever Coming Back
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