Carmel Smickersgill

Carmel is a Manchester based composer and performer.

Her work spans a variety of mediums including composing for Theatre, Concert Halls and performing with the band Bunny Hoova. In 2020 she was a nominee for the Rising Star Ivor Novello Award with Apple Music. Previously she has been awarded the Christopher Brooks Prize for Composition with the Liverpool Philharmonic.

As a performer and instrumentalist she has worked with Liz Richardson, This Egg, MSC Big Band, Drift Chamber, New Order and Liam Gillick in the show, So it goes…

Her work and arrangements have been broadcast on Radio 3 and she has performed live on Radio 6 alongside Bunny Hoova.

The Live Work Fund will enable Carmel to start an organisation that supports the growth of a DIY chamber music scene in Manchester. Throughout 2021 and beyond Carmel will be building a network that connects curators, performers, and venues with the aim to elevate an audience’s expectation of live classical chamber music, as well as working with larger institutions to access places which may not be conventional performance spaces.

Carmel Smickersgill

Carmel Smickersgill, image credit: Andrea Terzuoli