After stepping away from her music studies to devote attention to her growing family, Cecilia McDowall resumed her study of composition and headed to London College of Music and Media to earn her master's degree. A student of Adam Gorb, Robert Saxton, and Joseph Horovitz, she earned the Wilfred Josephs Prize. She has composed for such artists as James Galway, the London Mozart Players, the Kingston Brass Ensemble, and the Thames PhilharmonicRead more Choir. For the ensemble Fibonacci Sequence, she has penned four compositions of chamber music.
Previous to her studies at the London College of Music and Media, McDowall attended Trinity College of Music, London University, and Edinburgh University. Her compositions garnered the Chappell Prize and several other awards.
Her talents extended to children's opera with Deep Waters. She collaborated on the project for the W11 Opera with author Christie Dickason. A recording of her chamber music was issued by Deux-Elles and featured flautist Emma Williams and pianist Richard Shaw. Read less