About Valerie Langfield
Valerie Langfield is an accompanist, teacher, musicologist and composer. Born in London, she read music at Girton College, Cambridge, and later studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. An authority on British music, she has contributed significant research to books on Cyril Scott and Edward Loder. Her doctoral thesis on the life and work of Roger Quilter was complemented by her definitive biography of him, published by Boydell and Brewer.
A co-founder and trustee of Retrospect Opera, she is deeply involved in restoring and recording British operas. She has edited a number of operas for various record labels and opera companies, including Balfe’s Falstaff, The Bohemian Girl and The Maid of Artois; Macfarren's Robin Hood; Smyth's The Boatswain’s Mate and Fête Galante; Edward Loder's Raymond and Agnes; arias from Wallace's Amber Witch; and a collection of Victorian opera overtures, all of which are available for hire. She is a trustee of the Carl Rosa Archive Trust. Valerie is also active as an orchestral pianist.
A recording of one of her compositions, In Retrospect, for solo trumpet, can be heard on YouTube.
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