Classical composer, Roxanna Panufnik, has written a wide range of pieces – opera, ballet, choral works, orchestral and chamber compositions, and music for film and television – which are performed all over the world. Thanks to her hybrid heritage, she has a great love of music from a huge variety of cultures and different faiths, whose influence she uses liberally throughout her compositions. Her mission to build musical bridges between the three Abrahamic faiths has resulted in high-profile commissions premiered by The World Orchestra for Peace in Jerusalem and at the BBC Last Night of the Proms.
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In Roxanna’s words:
As the daughter of a refugee, not a day passes without me feeling phenomenally grateful to those who helped my father to survive in his exciting but also overwhelming early days of freedom in 1950s UK. It takes an act of enormous desperation, then courage, to uproot yourself and possibly also your family, to start all over again in a foreign land with absolutely nothing. I feel honoured, as a Three Peas Patron, to be able to ’give back’ through both kindness and practical support to our fellow humankind who need it the most.Roxanna Panufnik
Roxanna’s music embodies inclusiveness, curiosity and respect, building bridges between the different traditions and religions of the world.
We could not be more delighted to have such a woman as patron, and are immensely grateful for her support, interest and trust in the work of Three Peas.
Roxanna, thank you!
further details: www.roxannapanufnik.com