The Vixen Composition Project

The Vixen Composition Project was in partnership with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and was inspired by the new production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne Festival 2012.

Led by Luke Styles, Glyndebourne’s Young Composer-in-Residence, 12 students from the East Sussex Academy of Music in Lewes and Bishop Thomas Grant School in Lambeth, London, created works for their Music A2 Level exams, using Janáček’s opera as inspiration for their final composition pieces.

The resulting compositions, including a new work by Luke Styles, were be performed in the Ebert Room on Sunday 27 May, with Glyndebourne singers and players from the LPO.


The Vixen Composition Project was supported by the Candide Charitable Trust, the Newby Trust Limited and Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme.