Beatrice Ferreira is a Canadian/American composer and string improvisor based in London, UK. With a style described as ‘atmospheric, surreal… [and] occasionally unnerving – perhaps better to say haunted’ (Spectrum Culture), she draws upon both contemporary and traditional materials to suggest, mimic, and destabilise our perceptions of extra-musical sound.With experience writing for solo, concert, and theatre settings, Beatrice has established herself in the contemporary music scene as a skilled yet playful voice. Her works have premiered at Snape Maltings, Barbican Centre, National Sawdust (NY), and Domaine Forget de Charlevoix (Quebec).
In addition to her work as a composer, she is an experienced string improvisor. Past projects have included collaborations with Montreal bands Alex Rand and The Weather Holds. Beatrice holds an M.A. from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in Opera Making and Writing, and a B.Mus. from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music.