“NEW MUSIC GROUPS SEEM TO START UP ALMOST EVERY WEEK, BUT OCCASIONALLY ONE LAUNCHES THAT MAKES YOU NOT JUST LISTEN, BUT ALSO STOP AND THINK"
Marshall Marcus, Secretary General
European Union Youth Orchestra
Her Ensemble is the UK's first women and non-binary orchestra, shining a light on female composers from the past, whilst working with current artists today who share their ethos. Deriving from the European Union Youth Orchestra, the free-form group brings together some of the UK's most in-demand musicians.
Since forming in November 2020, the ensemble have featured on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio London, Scala Radio, as well as by The Strad and Help Musicians UK. Her Ensemble have also collaborated with artists such as Pixie Lott, Caitlyn Scarlett and LITANY, released their debut single with award-winning film composer Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres, and recorded and produced music for feature films including AVAWAVES, FINITE documentary and Melt The Fly for BBC Scotland.
To celebrate International Women's Day and Women's History Month, we designed a poster with as many female composers as we could fit on there!
Our inspiration came from a phrase we'd all heard so many times, so we decided to make a visual representation of this - with all these incredible women in the background being overlooked by this sweeping statement. (So many that we literally couldn't fit them all on the page!)