Ella Jarman-Pinto – Composer

Ella Jarman-Pinto – Composer

Ella Jarman-Pinto is a Cumbria-based composer. Recent commissions include an award-winning short film with Maker Projects in 2018, and an invitation to take part in the PRS/Wild Plum Songbook workshops in 2019. Ella was Composer in Residence with Streetwise Opera from 2016-17 and has received repeat performances and broadcasts by the BBC Singers on BBC Radio 3. She also teaches singing and composition in Cumbria; and works alongside BlueJam Arts to encourage children and adults to follow their creative impulses and to make music, whatever their experience. Read more about Ella here.

Ella is available for commercial compositions for film, TV, advertising and games. Here is a recent of example of her original music for short film, AstraZeneca ‘The Attack’, with Maker Projects and Havas Lynx, that won a Bronze Award at Cannes Lyon for Cinematography in 2018. More examples of her commercial work are available on request.

The Attack, by Maker Projects, Havas Lynx and AstraZeneca, with music by Ella Jarman-Pinto

Ella is also available for new commissions, and would be very interested to discuss performances of her existing works.. She specialises in vocal and choral music; here are some examples of her work.

Everyday Magic (2019)
Songs for Marvellous (excerpts)
Lamplight (2008)

Ella’s song “The Rose” has just been released as part of a collection celebrating the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Emergence: Emily Dickinson performed by Nadine Benjamin (soprano) and Nicole Panizza (piano) appears on the Stone Record label.

“Seeks both to challenge and redefine the way in which we read, hear, and experience the creative ingenuity of Emily Dickinson” ArkivMusik

“a beautiful setting by Ella Jarman-Pinto…one of the most memorable songs on this disc.”  MusicWeb International

You can join soprano Nadine Benjamin and pianist Nicole Panizza for a discussion of Emergence: Emily Dickinson at 12.30 on Tuesday 19 November at The Oxford Research Centre In The Humanities. Free and open to all. Please register your attendance via Eventbrite or email the TORCH team at torch@humanities.ox.ac.uk.

Biography

Ella Jarman-Pinto is a Cumbria-based composer and vocalist. She studied composition with Julian Philips at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, graduating in 2011 with Firsts in her principle study. Ella was Composer in Residence with Streetwise Opera from 2016-17 and an RPS Young Musician from 2013-14.

Recent commissions include: a short film with Maker Projects that won a Bronze award at Cannes Lion for Cinematography in 2018; Savage and Allan Jeffers for The Art of Change as part of their theatre production, The Reckoning, July 2018; Songs for my Children for Hull Urban Opera as part of Brain Jar Session #2, July 2018; and an invitation to take part in the PRS/Wild Plum Songbook workshops, 2019.

Ella was featured in both BBC Radio 3’s International Women’s Day (2016) and BBC National Music Day (2015) celebrations with BBC Singers performances of Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep. She received a further performance and broadcast by the BBC Singers of Heigh Ho, The Holly!, alongside Errollyn Wallen, as part of a BASCA concert celebrating works by black and minority ethnic composers in 2016.  Ella’s work has been performed at The Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Roundhouse, the City of London Festival and in New York.

Ella is focusing on writing for voice, TV and film; she teaches singing and composition in Cumbria; and works alongside BlueJam Arts to encourage children and adults to follow their creative impulses and to make music, whatever their experience.