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 has been named Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer, and takes up a 2019 residency at Dundee Rep. She has also been nominated for 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: Parliamentary Jazz Award 2017 for Best Newcomer (Nerija), Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year Nominee (Nerija), BBC Young Composer of the Year Nominee 2012
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).