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Name: Joanna (Jo) Treasure
Skills: Composer, Player, Singer
Phone: 07939 127889
Fax: 01257 464320
Address: 4 New Acres, Newburgh, Lancs. WN8 7TU, United Kingdom
Links: E-mail
Joanna Treasure was born in 1961, the youngest of nine children, and was surrounded by music-making from infancy. She studied piano, French horn and singing, both solo and a capella. Her compositional talent was recognised in 1975 at Cheltenham Ladies’ College when she won first prize for her SATB setting of Solomon Grundy. She went on to study medicine at Cambridge and Guy’s Hospital and has continued to juggle her musical development with a demanding career in Pathology. She is a regular participant in the Canford Composers’ Workshop, where she studies with Malcolm Singer, and is a composer/performer member of COMA (Contemporary Music-Making for Amateurs). Jo’s music is essentially melodic and expressive. Her vocal writing shows great sensitivity to text, whether it is a setting of Latin or her own words. Pieces often grow from the need to return to and explore the experience of quite transient moments. Her music can savour a sense of stillness, rigorously analyse a recurring pattern, or unfold a glimpse of ecstasy. Jo is married with two sons and lives in Lancashire, UK.



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