Nneka Cummins

Nneka is a composer and music producer from Liverpool, based in London. Their practice has a current focus on groove-inspired music, exploring deconstruction and the expansion of sonic worlds through the use of extended techniques and electronic sampling.

Nneka often uses flowing organic melodies and integrates freer evolving lines within the grooves they create. Nneka is a Sound and Music New Voices Composer 2022 and was a Philharmonia Composer Academy fellow 2022/2023. Their work, 3 Planets premiered at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in May 2023.

Nneka was the winner of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s Rushworth Composition Prize 2021 and their piece, Metal Tapestry was performed by Ensemble 10/10, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s new music group in October 2022. They completed their Masters in Composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in June 2022 and was a recipient of the Gareth Neame Scholarship, the Trinity College London Scholarship and was awarded the Director’s Prize for Excellence in Composition in 2021. Prior to Trinity, Nneka was a self-taught composer, holding a first-class undergraduate degree in Law from Durham University and is a qualified solicitor.

Nneka Cummins (Image © Eddie Chrzczonowicz)