Fraz Ireland


Composer | Arranger | Editor | Performer


Here is a page about my music, I'll include some different biographies (tailored to suit various interests) and some more general thoughts about my work

you can also see the complete list of works

What is a bio?

The issue of writing a bio on a website is an interesting one. Normally one would cater each individual bio to each individual instance where it is needed, perhaps presenting a more experimental angle, or prioritising choral experience. On a website I don't know what it is that you're looking for... anyway, here is one for now:

My main biography

Fraz Ireland is a composer and percussionist whose work often explores a provocative and playful relationship with the audience, engaging with storytelling, and sometimes incorporating extra-musical elements including text, video, and images. Fraz studied composition on the ‘joint course’ at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music.

In 2023 Fraz is one of the composers on the Adopt a Music Creator Scheme run by Sound and Music and Making Music, where they’ll be composing for Blackheath Choir writing music that celebrates the joy of singing with others.

Fraz was a Britten-Pears Young Artist in 2020, and has worked with ensembles including the Riot Ensemble, the Tallis Scholars, and the Ligeti Quartet. In 2016 Fraz was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Duet prize for composers under 18 and was made Wigmore Hall’s Apprentice-Composer-In-Residence.

Some recent projects have included an interactive soundscape as the composer-in-residence for a conference, a brass fanfare imitating real-world sounds that was performed in St Paul’s Cathedral, a choose-your-own-adventure style piano piece as part of Psappha’s composing for... scheme, and a piece for Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra telling the 900 year history of Tewkesbury Abbey.