Music: cello performance and improvisation.



Experimental music, new music, improvisation and performance art.


Roxanna Albayati is a cellist and improviser based in London, UK, specialising in new music, experimental music and how these can be tied into performance art. She is one of the founding members of the New Maker Ensemble, a group dedicated to experimenting with various art forms of new music and performance art. In 2019 she won the Gladys Puttick Improvisation Competition, and also co-formed This Thus, a duo specialising in new music and improvisation.


Roxanna hasperformed in venues such as I’klectik Art Lab, Arebyte Gallery, Wellcome Collection, Rich Mix, Southbank Centre and Teatrio Balthazar Dias (Madeira, Portugal). She has performed inevents including King’s Cross ‘Tête-à-tête’ Opera Festival, METRIC IP (EAMT, Tallinn, Estonia), Sounds Between Conference (University of Surrey), Compositional Aesthetics and Political Conference (Goldsmiths, UoL). 


Roxanna completed her undergraduate music studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, specialising in cello performance under Rebecca Turner. In 2018 she began her MA in performance and music education at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, specialising in cello performance under Natalia Pavlutskaya, improvisational under Douglas Finch and music education under Tim Palmer, as well as taking singing as a second study with Linda Hurst. 

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