Errollyn Wallen


ERROLLYN WALLEN Errollyn Wallen CBE is a multi award-winning Belize-born British composer. Her prolific output includes over twenty operas and a large catalogue of orchestral, chamber and vocal works, which are performed and broadcast throughout the world. She has composed for the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games 2012, for the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees, a specially commissioned song for COP 26, 2021, and a re-imagining of Jerusalem for the Last Night of the Proms 2020 and a new work for BBC Proms 2023. BBC Radio 3 featured her music across the first week of 2022 for Composer of the Week, and she has made several radio documentaries including Classical Commonwealth, nominated for the Prix Europa. Errollyn collaborated with artist Sonia Boyce on her installation, Feeling Her Way, for the British Pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale, which won the Golden Lion prize. Her critically acclaimed opera, Dido’s Ghost, was premiered at the Barbican in 2021 and will receive its US première in San Francisco this November. Forthcoming premieres include a violin concerto, Dances for Orchestra for Scottish Chamber Orchestra and a song cycle for Dame Sarah Connolly. With Myleene Klass she co-presented a three-part series, Musical Masterpieces, for SkyArts television broadcast from September 25th 2023.

Errollyn will give her debut solo concert at Wigmore Hall on October 28th where she will be signing copies of her forthcoming book, Becoming a Composer.

Errollyn Wallen composes in a Scottish lighthouse and her recordings have travelled 7.84 millionkilometers in space, completing 186 orbits around the Earth on NASA’s STS-115 mission.