née Erika/Sarah Esther Roth, composer, 1936 Vienna, grand-daughter of Chassidic Rabbi Shalom Hager. 1939 with mother and grandfather exile Great britain. Obtained a scholarship for the Royal College of Music London, piano (Angus Morrison) studies and composition (Bernard Stevens); later on piano and music teacher, piano accompanist in London, mother of two children. 1967 again composition studies at Morley College with Jeremy Dale Roberts, further studies with Harrison Birtwistle, courses at Dartington Summer School. Style of composition influenced by serial technique and the echo of Jewish sacred music. 1983 Gerald Finzi Award for ‘Kaleidoscope’ (1st performance Wigmore Hall), ‘Visiting Composer and Teacher’ University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1990 participation in ‘Europeras’ with John Cage (Almeida Festival).
Erika Fox lives in London as a free-lance composer.
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