World Premiere of commissioned piece by Emily Doolittle


The Fair Trade Trio is looking forward to performing the world premiere of a new string trio by composer Emily Doolittle. We’ve had a few sneak peeks and are excited to see the completed score and begin preparing for the first performance which will take place on July 20, 2017 at the Silk Purse Arts Centre in Vancouver, BC.

Canadian-born, Scotland-based composer Emily Doolittle’s music has been described as “eloquent and effective” (The WholeNote), “masterful” (Musical Toronto), and “the piece…that grabbed me by the heart” (The WholeNote). Doolittle has been commissioned by such ensembles as Orchestre Métropolitain, Tafelmusik, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Paragon Ensemble, and Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal, and supported by the Sorel Organization, the Hinrichsen Foundation, Opera America, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Fulbright Foundation, among others. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Doolittle was educated at Dalhousie University, Indiana University, the Koninklijk Conservatorium, and Princeton University. From 2008-2015 she was on the faculty of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. She now lives in Glasgow, Scotland, where she is an Athenaeum Research Fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her chamber music CD all spring, performed by the Seattle Chamber Players and friends was released on the Composers Concordance Label in 2015.

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