Time, silence, light, reflection and transcendence: exploring these themes, Jane Antonia Cornish’s five studio albums have been met with wide acclaim, and have been called “a font of wistfulness and melancholic beauty” by WQXR, “beautiful” by BBC Radio 3, “patient, virtuosic, and mesmerizing” by Tom Schnabel, KCRW and "a virtual blessing in a world gone mad” by ICON Magazine.
The first woman in history to win a British Academy Award (BAFTA) for music, Jane Antonia has also scored many films, including “Fireflies in the Garden” starring Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds and Willem Dafoe. She was named one of the UK Film Council's "Breakthrough Brits in Hollywood", was nominated for a Robert Award for her score to Zentropa’s “Island of Lost Souls” and also for “Breakthrough Composer of the Year” award by the International Film Music Critics Association.
Jane Antonia collaborated with New York City Ballet principal Ask la Cour on the title track from the album Into Silence. The pas de deux was performed as part of the Stars of American Ballet tour and a film of the ballet was released with the album. Into Silence also accompanied choreographer Joseph Sturdy’s ballet Sonatra, which was commissioned and performed by the Royal Swedish Ballet.
Continuum, her second studio album, was performed by Decoda, the first ever Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall. Continuum was named WQXR Q2 Music's Album of the Week. The release followed Cornish’s album Duende, described by the American Record Guide as “a program of bold, thoughtful, mesmerizing chamber music.”
Jane Antonia’s orchestral tone poem, “Symphony” was awarded a Special Distinction from ASCAP’s Rudolph Nissim Prize.
Jane Antonia Cornish studied composition at The Royal Northern College of Music with Anthony Gilbert, where she was made a Major Scholar. She went on to complete her postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Music, London.