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Litha Efthymiou is a composer, creator and producer of multimedia stage works that consolidate music, movement and the body, with a particular emphasis on the use of physical and auditory gesture-making devices.

Litha studied composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, with support from the Leverhulme Trust, Gladys Bratton Award, Linda Hill Award, and TCM Trust. She gained her PhD from the University of Bristol, with a full stipend from the European Research Council. Litha’s music has been supported by Sound and Music, PRS Foundation, Making Music, Arts Council England, St Hugh’s Foundation, RVW Trust, Hinrichsen Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust. She has received commissions from organisations including the International Guitar Foundation, Women of the World, Sound World, and New Music Southwest. Her work has been performed at Southbank Centre, Kings Place, Royal Albert Hall, Sage Gateshead, Turner Sims, and Handel and Hendrix in London. Her compositions are published by Edition HH.

Litha is a Lecturer in Composition at the London College of Music, University of West London, London.

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