Arlene Sierra (photo credit Ian Phillips-McLaren) is a London-based American composer whose music takes its impetus from rich sources including military strategy, game theory, Darwinian evolution, and the natural world. A Takemitsu Prize-winner and Latin GRAMMY nominee, Sierra has received commissions from BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Albany Symphony, Bremen Philharmonic Society, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Cheltenham, Huddersfield, and Tanglewood Music Festivals, and many ensembles and soloists. Declared “a name to watch” by BBC Music Magazine, Arlene Sierra is the subject of a critically-acclaimed series of portrait discs with Bridge Records. Born in Miami to a family of New Yorkers, she studied at Oberlin College-Conservatory, Yale School of Music, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Arlene Sierra is currently Professor of Composition and Deputy Head of the School of Music at Cardiff University.