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Leah Curtis : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: Journeyman : SATB choir by Leah Curtis, from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

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Leah Curtis composes contemporary classical music, scores for international cinema, and music for fine art installation. Described as 'groundbreaking' and 'deeply human' (Limelight), her music explores lush, immersive textural worlds, weaving and anchoring nuanced orchestrations with glimmering solo threads.

Curtis orchestrated for Heil, Klimek (Sophie Schöll) and Wurman (Something Borrowed), before taking the lead on her own commissions, including the 'first-rate score' (Variety) for Sundance thriller feature Killing Ground. Her music has been played at marquee festivals, including Dubai, and the Aspen Music Festival, and garnered nominations and awards for Best Original Score, Song, and World Music.

Recent Australian performance highlights include an orchestral commission Infinite Possibilities for conductor Jessica Cottis and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and The Ground with didgeridoo virtuoso Chris Williams for the Southern Cross Soloists. She was a 2023 Choral Arts Initiative Fellow in California, with the premiere of Embodiment for SATB Choir.

Curtis was a Fulbright Scholar and visiting composer at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, and holds a MAHons from the Australian Film, Television, and Radio School. She works internationally out of Los Angeles, writing, orchestrating, and recording.

Leah Curtis — current to December 2023

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Embodiment : SATB choir (2023) Composed as part of the Choral Arts Initiative Premiere Project 2023.
To Rest in Peace : Concert arrangement of the Original Motion Picture Score (2022) Commissioned by Australian Youth Orchestra, Kirsten Williams.
Digital sheet music sample Infinite Possibilities : full orchestra (2022) Commissioned by Canberra Symphony Orchestra.
Digital sheet music sample The Ground : for flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, didgeridoo, string quartet and double bass (2022) Commissioned by the Southern Cross Soloists, Artistic Director Tania Frazer, as part of the Didgeridoo Commissioning Project.
Journeyman : SATB choir (2009) Commissioned by Stephen Leek, The Australian Voices.
Digital sheet music sample Enter the core : full orchestra (2006) Written for Aspen Music Festival 2006