Adventures in Music Review

September 18, 2020

A review by Jari Kallio on the Lahti Symphony Orchestra's Nursery Garden Initiative Concert conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk.

Blom Music Management

January 01, 2020

Very excited to announce that I have signed with Blom Music Management!

Theodore Holland Intercollegiate Composition Award

July 15, 2020

This is a biennial competition open to outstanding composition students from the Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Each institution nominates one candidate.  

Winner: Lara Poe

Very Highly Commended: Nuno da Rocha

Highly Commended: James Chan

Illuminate Season I 2020

February 18, 2020

Exciting news today as we announce our Season I 2020 Illuminate artists!

Illuminate Women's Music is delighted to announce that in Season I 2020 saxophonist Naomi Sullivan and pianist Yshani Perinpanayagam will be Illuminate's performers in residence. They will be working with our composers in residence Angela Elizabeth Slater Composer and Blair Boyd as well as our 2020 Season I composers Lara Poe, Nina Clara Danon and Ray Gibson!

These new works will be programmed alongside historical works and existing repertoire including Hilary Tann's In The First, Spinning Place and Sarah Westwood cable veins for solo piano!

Lahti Symphony Orchestra – Sibelius Festival

January 22, 2020

I have been selected for Sinfonia Lahti's Nursery Garden initiative involving the Lahti Sibelius Festival.  This means I will be commissioned to write a 10 minute long orchestral piece to be performed by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in September.  I will be working with Sebastian Fagerlund on this project.  

I will be starting a PhD at King's College London with George Benjamin and Silvina Milstein.  Before starting this programme, I will be at the RCM for a one-year artist diploma course.  

2019 Tanglewood Music Center Fellows Announced

March 26, 2019

I will be attending Tanglewood as a Composition Fellow this summer in 2019!

LSO Panufnik Workshops Running Order Announced!

March 25, 2019


10–10.45am JAMES HOYLE Thymiaterion (5’ commission)
10.50–11.35am GEORGE STEVENSON False Summit

11.35–11.55am Break

11.55am–12.40pm ALEX TAY Ghoulish Airs 
12.45–13.30pm CASSIE KINOSHI If She Could Dance Naked Under Palm Trees


2.30–3.15pm IDO ROMANO Pleated Mist 
3.20–4.05pm LARA POE Noctilucous

4.05-4.25pm Break

4.25–5.10pm SOPHYA POLEVAYA Spellbound Tableaux (10” commission) 
5.15–6pm JOEL JÄRVENTAUSTA Suns Extinguished

LSO Blog Post

January 01, 2020

Read 2018 Panufnik Composer Lara Poe's blog about her experience of the scheme and what it's like to compose music for the LSO!

Ung Nordisk Musik 2019 Piteå

September 04, 2018

First held in 1946, UNM is one of the oldest festivals for new music in the North. Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland act as alternating hosts. Separate juries in each country selects the young composers. Among the music of these emerging talents the program includes mentoring guest composers Mark Andre, Veli-Matti Puumala, Martin Q Larsson, Antti Auvinen and Matthew Whittall.

The selected works for Finland were: 

Tytti Arola, Thinking sounds

Tuomas Kettunen, fall, into the ocean

Leo Lehtinen, Buddies

Teemu Mastovaara, Mit inniger Empfindung

OON: Johanna Tarkkanen ja Sarah Palu, Metsänkellot

Lara Poe, La Rivière et la forêt

Leevi Räsänen, Ajassa

New Release with Kudos Records and CAMP out on August 10, 2018

July 20, 2018

This is the first in a series of releases generated via the program of sound, music and arts residencies at Fuse Art Space's remote mountain arts facility, CAMP. Opened in April 2018, CAMP hosts residential workshops in the high French Pyrenees with the world's most acclaimed composers, performers, artists and writers - sessions in 2018 have been lead by Chris Watson, Gavin Bryars, Anne Bean, Eli Keszler, Laraaji and others.

Photo by Sarah Faraday.

Composer in Residence with Moonlight Symphony Orchestra

May 31, 2018

I will be working with the Moonlight Symphony Orchestra as composer in residence!

Composer in Residence at ICon Arts Academy 2018

May 27, 2018

The academy runs in parallel with the ICon Arts Sibiu Festival, with workshops led by Joshua Fineberg, and culminates in a performance on July 31st in Sibiu during the ICon Arts Festival, at Thalia State Philharmonic Hall.  This performance will also be broadcasted through internet live streaming on Enjoytv.Ro.

This year's academy focuses on a work for Fernando Mihalache (accordion) and Duo Cello Jaya (Ella Bokor and Mircea Marian).  

Collaboration with Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra

May 04, 2018

I will be writing a piece for the Megalopolis Saxophone Ensemble that will be premiered in Spring 2019.  

New feature on Meet the Artist!

April 22, 2018

From Meet the Artist: Established in 2012 by blogger Frances Wilson (“The Cross-Eyed Pianist”), Meet the Artist is a series of interviews in which musicians, conductors and composers discuss aspects of their creative lives, including inspirations, influences, repertoire, performance, recording, significant teachers and more. The interviews offer revealing insights into the musician’s working life and each one provides advice to young or aspiring musicians.

New site for Sonifying Noise Pollution

April 21, 2018

Jennifer Haugan and I have now created a new site for our interactive project on noise pollution!  

Panufnik Reality Days 2018

February 17, 2018

The LSO Panufnik Scheme Reality Days for the 2018-2019 composers took place at LSO St. Luke's on 17-18 Feb. 2018.  Here is a short article from Colin Matthew's website.  

Panufnik Composers 2018-19

February 08, 2018

Thrilled to announce that I will be taking part in the 2018-19 LSO Panufnik Scheme, along with composers Joel Järventausta, Cassie Kinoshi, Ido Romano, George Stevenson and Alex Tay!

Feature in M Magazine for PRS for Music!

December 19, 2017

M Magazine's Winter 2017 feature on new members of PRS!  

Featuring me,

Sons of Raphael


and Yves

New article in Rondo

September 24, 2017

Interview in Finnish magazine Rondo Classic by Elina Salin!

Article on Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme

July 13, 2017

I participated in the Composition and Performance scheme from July 5-15 2017.  This article provides some insight into how the course works.  

BMI Student Composer Awards 2017

May 17, 2017

Thrilled to announce that I am the 2017 BMI Student Composer Awards William Schuman Prize Winner!

American Prize 2017

February 27, 2017

Thrilled to announce that I am the winner of the winner of the American Prize in Chamber Music 2017 (student division)!

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