Roxanna Panufnik (born 24 April 1968 in London, UK) is a British composer of Polish heritage. She is the daughter of the composer and conductor Sir Andrzej Panufnik, whose centenary Joyful Company will help celebrate in 2014. Roxanna is currently one of the Vice Presidents of Joyful Company.
Since studying composition at the Royal Academy of Music, Roxanna has written a wide range of pieces including opera, ballet, music theatre, choral works, chamber compositions and music for film and television.
Among her most widely performed works are Westminster Mass, commissioned for Westminster Cathedral Choir on the occasion of Cardinal Hume’s 75th birthday; The Music Programme, an opera for Polish National Opera’s millennium season which received its UK premiere at the BOC Covent Garden Festival; and settings for solo voices and orchestra of Vikram Seth’s Beastly Tales – the first of which was commissioned by the BBC for Patricia Rozario and City of London Sinfonia.
More information can be found on Roxanna’s website here.
Joyful Company will be performing some of Roxanna’s work in the opening concert of the 25th season.