JENNIFER FOWLER was born in Western Australia in 1939. During her student years at the University of Western Australia she won several composition prizes and was awarded the University’s Convocation Award for outstanding results. While still a student she had pieces performed in the Festival of Perth and broadcast by the ABC.
In 1968 she spent a year working at the Electronic Music Studios of the University of Utrecht, on a Dutch Government scholarship. Since 1969, she has been living in London where she works as a free-lance composer.
She has won a number of international prizes for composition:
1970 a prize from the Academy of the Arts in Berlin;
1971 she was joint winner of the Radcliffe Award of Great Britain;
1975 she won 1st prize in the International Competition for Women Composers in Mannheim, Germany
2003 she won the Miriam Gideon prize from the International Association of Women in Music;
2006 she won 2nd prize in the Christopher Bodman Memorial Competition, UK;
2009 she won the international Sylvia Glickman Memorial Prize;
2009 she was equal winner of the Marin Goleminov First International Composition Contest in Bulgaria.
Her output includes orchestral works, wind music, chamber music, pieces for voice and instrumental ensemble, solo music, and choir and vocal ensembles of various kinds. She has had pieces commissioned and broadcast by radio stations all over the world.