Cecilia McDowall is another of the new generation of highly communicative musicians who favours writing which, without being in any way facile, is brightly cogent, freshly witty and expressive in its own right.

She constantly tweaks the ear with her range of spicy rhythms and colours then suddenly produces a highly atmospheric and grippingly expressive interlude which is just as compelling.

'Night Flight', for SSATB and cello solo, wins the 2014 British Composer Award - Choral category. 

Concert Dates

  • 12 Mar, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 14 Mar, Sacramento, US
  • 15 Mar, Luxembourg
  • 15 Mar, Pennsylvania, US
  • 15 Mar, London, UK
  • 15 Mar, Sweden
  • 19 Mar, Haslemere, UK
  • 25 Mar, Cambridge, UK
  • 28 Mar, Surrey, UK
  • 29 Mar, Harlow, UK

View more concert dates>

Contact Cecilia


Cecilia Mcdowall musical composer


The Choir, BBC Radio 3 on 1 February at 4pm

Sara Mohr-Pietsch speaks to Cecilia McDowall in the 'choral interview'.

University of Wisconsin-Madison news 

In February 2015 the School of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host a short residency and concert series showcasing the music of Cecilia McDowall. (19-22 Feb)

More details on News

Read more >