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Composition, particularly extended instrumental resources, writing for new or rare instruments, collaborating with performers.

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Mary Bellamy is senior lecturer in composition and module area leader for undergraduate composition.

Mary studied composition with Simon Bainbridge at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and at Sheffield University where she gained her PhD in 2003 under the guidance of George Nicholson.

Mary is active as a concert composer specialising in collaborations with contemporary performers and has also created installations with artists from the field of visual arts.

Her works have been performed at festivals in the UK and abroad including Europaischer Musikmonat,  Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Cutting Edge and Out Hear concert series’, and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Her works have been performed by the London Sinfonietta, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, the Composers Ensemble, the SEM ensemble, Ensemble Expose, Suono Mobile, the Bozzini Quartet and Ensemble Musikfabrik as well as by renowned soloists, Stephen Gutman, Richard Craig, Severine Ballon, Christopher Redgate and Genevieve Lacey. Her collaborative installaion works have been exhibitied in museums and galleries in the UK, Europe and America. Recent projects include a portrait concert at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2011.

Recordings of her works are available on HCR and NMC labels.

Mary joined the staff at the University of Huddersfield in 2006, having previously been a visiting tutor in composition at Huddersfield since 2001 and at the Royal Northern College of Music between 2006 and 2011.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Instrumental composition
  • Collaboration with contemporary performers

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Instrumental Composition
  • Contemporary Performers

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Research Output

  • 9 Composition
  • 2 Digital or Visual Products
  • 1 Article

Atom: for solo flute

Bellamy, M., 2 Nov 2019

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

  • Dispersion: for solo oboe

    Bellamy, M., 28 Mar 2019

    Research output: Non-textual formComposition

    Unfurling for lupophon and piano

    Bellamy, M., 28 Mar 2019

    Research output: Non-textual formComposition

  • Bozzini+

    Thomas, P., Harrison, B. & Bellamy, M., 16 Nov 2018

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  • Activities

    Performance of Transference (2010) for solo cello

    Mary Bellamy (Participant) & Francesco Dillon (Participant)

    5 Mar 2018

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Developing instrumental sound resources through collaborative compositional practice

    Mary Bellamy (Speaker)

    12 Jan 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Transference, second performance

    Mary Bellamy (Participant) & Judith Hamann (Participant)

    Mar 2013 → …

    Activity: Other activity typesOther