British composer Jenni Pinnock’s music has been described as ‘refreshing’, ‘imaginative’ and ‘tantalizingly beautiful in smoothness and soul’. Quirky time signatures, soaring melodies and moments of quiet stillness can all be found within her music which has received performances both across the UK and around the world. She is passionate about music in all forms, and loves writing for and collaborating with artists and musicians – be they beginners, amateurs or seasoned professionals. Giving performers the artistic freedom to make the music their own is an important element of her work.
Jenni studied at Kingston University and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In recent years she has had works performed by the Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra, Red Note Ensemble, the Quangle Wangle Choir (as part of Adopt a Composer 2013/14) and Equinox Voices. In 2017 Jenni and writer Graham Palmer were funded by the Arts Council Grants for the Arts scheme and PRS Foundation’s Open Funding to create Cracked Voices – a one hour long, 12 song song cycle based on forgotten characters from the borderlands of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. She was also commissioned as one of a team of three composers to write songs for Ada Lovelace- the Musical, and her carol Christmas Bells was recorded by the Kantos Chamber Choir for their Silver Stars at Play album.
Jenni is currently working on a commission for the centenary of the Great War, a suite of weather-related piano pieces and on rearranging the Cracked Voices pieces for choir (part of the Cracked Voices legacy)
Alongside composing, Jenni teaches music and composition to all ages. She is also a mentor for Making Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme.