Electra Perivolaris is a composer and pianist from Scotland of mixed British and Greek heritage. She has been described as ‘a classical star of the future’ by BBC Introducing and ‘one of a new generation of female trailblazers’ by BBC Radio 3, and was profiled as One to Watch in 2022 by The Scotsman. In 2021, she graduated with Distinction from the Master of Music in Composition course at the Academy, winning the Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music Award in Composition for an outstanding final portfolio.
Following success in the BBC Young Composers' Competition in 2014, her music has been performed internationally by the Hebrides Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers. She recently composed a London Sinfonietta/Live Music Now/Theatre of Sound commission, working collaboratively with families living with dementia to create a new opera that tells their stories, as well as a London Symphony Orchestra Discovery commission for LSO Principal Flute, Gareth Davies.
Perivolaris is an Ambassador for the BBC Young Composers’ Scheme and has been selected for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Composers’ Hub, London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra New Stories scheme.