Liz Dilnot Johnson lives on the beautiful Malvern Hills overlooking Herefordshire and across to the Welsh Black Mountains. Regularly commissioned by Ex Cathedra and the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, her music is featured on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and performed all over the world.
Her large-scale works include Gentle Flame Cantata (2019), which sets texts by Greta Thunberg and Kurt Masur, and When A Child Is A Witness – a requiem for refugees (2017), raising awareness of the plight of refugees. Her debut double album Intricate Web (2017) featuring chamber music and songs has received critical acclaim.
Created as part of her time on Sound and Music’s New Voices programme, Liz’s on-going collaborative project Scintilla explores interior and exterior worlds through poetry, music, live electronics, dance and film, working alongside choreographer Dane Hurst. Scintilla is also supported by Arts Council England, HMUK, PRSF and WildPlumArts.
Liz’s mentors have included Judith Weir, Julian Phillips, Jonathan Harvey, Tess Howell and Didy Veldman.