Elizabeth Younan Composer



Prelude, Fugue and Riffs (for orchestra 2019)


Microsonata (for viola and piano, 2018)

Prelude, Fugue and Riffs (for orchestra, 2019). Composed by Elizabeth Younan for the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. Performed by the Curtis Symphony Orchestra on 03/30/2019, Gould Rehearsal Hall, Philadelphia. Conducted by Sarah Ioannides. Recorded by Drew Schlegel.

Stefanie Farrands performs Elizabeth Younan's "Micro Sonata For Viola and Piano" with Collaborative Artist Leigh Harrold at the Semi-Finals of the 2018 ABC Young Performers Awards on Monday 16th July at the City Recital Hall in Sydney. Adjudicators for the Semi-Finals Concerts were Dene Olding AM (Chair); Di Bresciani OAM; Charmian Gadd; Stephanie McCallum; Catherine McCorkill; Greg Pikler; Warwick Ross; and Raff Wilson.

Electors of Middlemarch (for percussion solo, 2017)


Interwoven (for string quartet, first movement, 2016)


Clarinet Concerto (2016)


Shoreditch Grind (for woodwind quintet, 2015)

Composed by Elizabeth Younan. Performed by Claire Edwardes at Lone Hemispheres I, December 4th 2018, Carriageworks. http://ensembleoffspring.com/the-music/upcoming-shows/lone-hemispheres-i/ "Ensemble Offspring showcases the sheer virtuosity of its musicians in an evening of works inspired by the uncompromising power and aural intensity of a true revolutionary."

Performed by the Goldner String Quartet at Musica Viva Australia's Sydney Coffee Concert (29/03/17). Audio Engineer - Peter Bell of Fine Music FM. Composed by Elizabeth Younan (2016)

The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra with soloist Som Howie performs Elizabeth Younan’s Clarinet Concerto as part of the Fine Music 102.5 Young Composer Award concert at The Concourse, Chatswood. Conducted by Paul Fitzsimon. 17/09/16.

Arcadia Winds perform Elizabeth Younan’s Shoreditch Grind at the Musica Viva Festival at Verbrugghen Hall, The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney. 23/04/2017.

More works …

Litany (for viola and double bass, 2018) - Performed by Curtis musicians Kathryn Epperson (viola) and William Karns (double bass). 
Commissioned by the Curtis Institute of Music for the Free Library of Philadelphia’s “One Book, One Philadelphia” event, featuring Jesmyn Ward’s novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing (named by the New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2017). A podcast of the event and performance can be found here: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/podcast/episode/1788

Piano Trio (2018) - Performed by Curtis musicians Jenny Chen (piano), Tsutomu William Copeland (violin) and Francis Carr (cello).
 A brief excerpt can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/elizabeth-younan/piano-trio-excerpt

Ollie’s Groove (for alto saxophone and piano, 2018) - Commissioned and to be performed by HD Duo, Michael Duke (saxophone) and David Duke (piano). 

Piano Sonata (2018) - Performed by Joyce Yang. Commissioned by Julian Burnside AO QC for Musica Viva.

Ave Verum (for SATB choir, 2017) - Performed by VOX of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

Hermit (for flute and harp, 2017) - Performed by Alice Giles (harp) and Virginia Taylor (flute).

Five Persian Preludes (for piano, 2014) - Performed by Michael Kieran Harvey. A podcast, interview, and performance can be found here: https://www.abc.net.au/classic/new-waves/mkh-jean-bogan-recital/9700260

In progress …

Flute solo (to be named, 2019) - for Ensemble Offspring’s Lamorna Nightingale. Commissioned by Ensemble Offspring’s NOISY WOMEN program: http://ensembleoffspring.com/media/news/noisy-women-commissioning-circle-2/

Viola solo (to be named, 2019) - for the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival in Vermont, USA. More info can be found here: https://www.lccmf.org/education/young-composers-seminar/