Professor Arlene Sierra awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowship
18 May 2020
Professor Arlene Sierra has been awarded a 2020 Leverhulme Research Fellowship.
The fellowship is in support of her project “Orchestral Ecologies,” compositional work connected to her new role as Composer-in-Association with the Utah Symphony.
An important element of the project is an upcoming world premiere, Arlene Sierra’s much anticipated Bird Symphony, conducted by Music Director Thierry Fischer, and scheduled for performances at Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, in April 2021.
The Leverhulme Research Fellowship will enable Professor Sierra to undertake a two-year sabbatical from teaching at Cardiff University, allowing concentrated time for composition as well as work on a new recording project with Bridge Records.