Horizon Festival – 10 arts-fuelled days // 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020

Elly Hoyt: The Composer’s Voice


Elly Hoyt: The Composer’s Voice

Celebrating Australian women composers in collaboration with jazz vocalist, Elly Hoyt.

Elly Hoyt returns to Australia to launch her latest album ‘The Composer’s Voice’ comprised entirely of original compositions by Australian Women Composers. The album explores personal stories of women in music from discovery, obstacles and overcoming.

 It is a diverse and powerhouse group of Australian composers involved including Andrea Keller, Georgia Weber, Gian Slater, Louise Denson, Shannon Barnett, Sonya Horbelt and Tamara Murphy.

Elly Hoyt is a Tasmanian born vocalist-composer currently living in London. Her two albums Elly Hoyt and Oranges and Sunshine have gained her praise from All About Jazz (“soulful and quietly commanding”), Limelight magazine (“taste, sensitivity and swing”), and The Music Trust (“not afraid to take risks”). Hoyt’s accolades include a Bell Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, the Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship, finalist in the Freedman Fellowship (2019) and a Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship to study a Masters of Jazz Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, USA. Career highlights also include supporting US pianist Kenny Barron and performing for Prince Charles and Camilla.


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