Livi van Warmelo is a Musical Director, Orchestrator and Composer, with a background in sound and acting.

Before attending the Academy, Livi studied for a BA(Hons) in Music at St Anne’s College, Oxford, graduating with First Class Honours in 2021.

Classically trained in piano and violin, she first explored theatre as a young performer, gradually gravitating closer to the orchestra pit where she has been either literally or metaphorically since the age of 13 when she debuted with Youth Opera, Welsh National Opera as a violinist on Paul Bunyan. During her time at Oxford, she was Musical Director for many theatrical productions, both digital and live, with highlights including Chicago (2019); Songs from the Old World: Shows We Wish We'd Done (2020); The Last Five Years (2020).

Outside of education, Livi has continued a close relationship with Herefordshire-based site-specific company Feral Productions for whom she has composed A Song for Berrington (2018) and Feral Tales (2020). Livi also worked as Lead Creative and Actor-Musician on the BBC New Creatives/Wrapt Films short film Folk (2019). Her final venture before joining the Academy was as Musical Supervisor/Orchestrator for GOYA Theatre Company’s new musical Smart Casual (2021), and her primary interests remain in the development and production of new work.

For further information please email mth@ram.ac.uk