Cassie Kinoshi | Composer
Cassie Kinoshi is a composer, arranger and alto-saxophonist working in theatre, contemporary dance and both the jazz and classical performance worlds.
Cassie is the winner of the 2019 Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer scheme at Dundee Rep. She won a 2018 British Composer Award (Best Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble) as part of her band SEED Ensemble. Cassie is an alumnus of the Old Vic 12 scheme.
Current & upcoming includes: All My Sons (Dundee Rep), SuperBlackMan (Battersea Arts Centre) and London Symphony Orchestra Panufnik Scheme 2018.
Theatre composition credits include: Pagans (Old Vic Theatre, Old Vic 12), Exceptional Mercy (Old Vic Theatre, Old Vic 12), Hy Brasil (Old Vic Theatre, Old Vic 12) Feather by Feather (Old Vic Workrooms), Bobsleigh Team (Old Vic Workrooms)
Film & Advertising credits: "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead”: Tour of the Old Vic (Old Vic Theatre/National Theatre) Undercurrent (London Short Film Festival Best Experimental Film Nominee 2018) ONES, On An Empty Stomach (ICA Best Experimental Short Film Award Nominee 2017)
Awards and Nominations: Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer 2019 (Dundee Rep), British Composer Award 2018 (Winner - Best Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble, SEED Ensemble), Parliamentary Jazz Award 2017 (Winner - Best Newcomer, Nerija), Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year (Nominee, Nerija), BBC Young Composer of the Year 2012 (Nominee).
Outside of theatre, Cassie has written and arranged music for events such as Women of the World Festival 2017 (Royal Festival Hall), EFG London Jazz Festival 2011-17 (Barbican Centre/Cadogan Hall/South Bank Cetnre), Felabration! 2016 (British Library) Her compositions and performances have been showcased on BBC Radio 3 (Jazz on 3/Late Junction) and at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance (Bonnie Bird Theatre).