Contemporary Classical

Orchestra Wellington with Leila Adu

Leila Adu-Gilmore has established herself a composer who seamlessly moves between genres and weaves breathtaking swathes of sound into rich, sonic tapestries.  Her work has been performed by Bang on a Can So Percussion, Mivos Quartet, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and more. She was Orchestra Wellington’s Emerging-Composer-in-Residence 2014, has written for chamber ensembles, had her compositions performed at Ojai Festival 2016 and has written and produced music for documentary, dance, theater and short-film.  She recently composed a portion of the opera Magdalene and a new work for electric guitar to be premiered by Mark Stewart.


Forward Music Project, “For Edna,” Amanda Gookin 1.0, Bright Shiny Things: New York, 2020

A Dream Within A Dream, Useful Chamber (large chamber ensemble) with Leila Adu, vocal recording and composition, New York: 2015
Mass for Saint Cecilia, Gamelan Padhang Moncar with Jack Body, Waiteata Records: Wellington, 2006


Electronic and Mixed
Quartets and Small Ensembles
Orchestra and Large Ensembles
Full list of works

For scores, email: info [at] leilaadu [dot] com