Scordatura Commissioning Fund

by Scordatura Collective in London, England, United Kingdom

Scordatura Commissioning Fund


raised of £500 target
24% 21 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by September 16th 2019 at 11:04am

We are fundraising for our new fund to enable us to commission new music from young female composers.

by Scordatura Collective in London, England, United Kingdom

Scordatura Collective has three main aims: to perform the music of women of the past and present; to inspire women and girls to compose by offering an alternative model of who a composer can be; and to support current composers by commissioning and performing their work.  Since we launched as an ensemble in 2017 we have commissioned new music from three exciting young female composers. Rather than playing each piece only once at the premiere, we commit to working alongside each composer to perform their music on a more frequent basis and ensure several repeat performances of their work. In order to allow us to continue to offer this support and fairly compensate our composers we are launching a commissioning fund which will be used solely for the creation of new music.

The first project that we are seeking to fund is a duo for clarinet and viola from Rhiannon Randle. The 'Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale' by Rebecca Clarke is one of our favourite pieces to perform, and Randle is writing us a companion piece to be programmed alongside the Clarke in concerts in October and November. More information about Rhiannon is available on her website: Any funding that we receive beyond this will be used towards future commissions and working with more talented female composers.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

Concert Ticket

As above, plus a ticket to hear the new duo either at the premiere in Cheltenham at 3pm of 27th October 2019 ( or at Aylesbury Lunchtime Music at 12.45 pm on 14th November 2019.

£5 or more

Thank you!

Thank you for helping to support the next generation of female composers! We'll give you a shout out on Twitter and Facebook to thank you for your help.

£10 or more

Thanks and Playlist

We will give you a shoutout on Twitter and Facebook, list you as a supporter in our programme and send you a new and exclusive playlist of music composed by women.

£20 or more

Get Our Research

As above, plus access to our database of chamber music by women, complete with links (where we have them) to recordings and publishers.

£50 or more

Pair of Tickets

As with the £30 reward, but with two tickets for either of the listed concerts.

£250 or more


The above rewards (including a pair of tickets) plus the dedication of a piece funded by our commissioning fund.

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