Laura J Bowler is a composer living and working in London and Manchester. She has been commissioned by ensembles and orchestras across the globe including BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Quatuor Bozzini (Canada), Ensemble Linea (France), Ensemble Phace (Austria), Ensemble Lydenskab/Den Jyske Opera (Denmark), RADA, ROH2, The Opera Group and Manchester Camerata amongst many others. As well as being a Professor of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama she has recently joined the Composition Faculty at the RNCM. She is currently working on an opera with internationally renowned playwright, Edward Bond premiering at the Arcola Theatre in August 2017, a 20 minute work for chorus and orchestra commissioned by the Crouch End Festival Chorus to be premiered in September 2017 as well as a string quintet for the Manchester Camerata Principals. Laura is also a sound designer for theatre and has worked alongside many directors including Edward Kemp, Sue Dunderdale and Psyche Stott.