Jane Antonia Cornish is an award-winning composer who grew up in England and lives in New York City.
Her three solo albums have been met with wide acclaim, and were described as “a font of wistfulness and melancholic beauty” by WQXR, “transcendent” by World Music Report, and "a virtual blessing in a world gone mad” by ICON Magazine.
Her most recent album, Into Silence, explores time, silence, light, reflection and transcendence through six over-arching linear works. She collaborated with New York City Ballet principal Ask la Cour on the title track for the album. It was performed as part of the Stars of American Ballet tour in 2017 and a film of the pas de deux was released with the album. Continuum, her second studio album, was performed by Decoda, the first ever Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall. Continuum was named WQXR Q2 Music's Album of the Week. The release followed Cornish’s album Duende, described by the American Record Guide as “a program of bold, thoughtful, mesmerizing chamber music.”
In the world of film scoring, Jane Antonia was the first female in history to win a British Academy Award (BAFTA) for music and the UK Film Council honored her with a Breakthrough Brit in Hollywood award. Film credits include Fireflies in the Garden, starring Julia Roberts, Willem Dafoe and Ryan Reynolds and directed by Dennis Lee, and most recently Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, directed by Matt Tyrnauer.
She has received a Special Distinction from the ASCAP Foundation's Rudolf Nissim Prize jury for her orchestral tone poem, Symphony, and was Composer-In-Residence for the inaugural Chelsea Music Festival, where Duende received its world premiere.
Jane Antonia Cornish studied composition at The Royal Northern College of Music with Anthony Gilbert, where she was made a Major Scholar. She received the Royal Northern College of Music Composition Prize and was a recipient of the Associated Board's Most Outstanding Scholar of the Year award. She went on to complete her postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Music, London.