Enid Luff

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Enid Luff (born 21 February 1935) is a Welsh musician, music educator and composer.


Luff was born in Ebbw Vale, Wales, and trained as a pianist. She was educated at the University of Wales and Cambridge and graduated with a Master of Arts degree. She took time out from her career for a family, and then studied piano at Royal Northern College. A Welsh Arts Council Bursary allowed her to study with Elizabeth Lutyens, Anthony Payne and Franco Donatoni.[1][2]

After ending her musical studies, Luff lived and worked for many years in London and Birmingham, where she taught at the University School of Continuing Studies. She founded a music publishing firm with composer Julia Usher called Primavera.[3] Luff now resides and composes in Cardiff.


Luff has composed a large number of works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and voice. Selected works include:

  • 1986: Piano Sonata: "Storm Tide"
  • 1989: Sleep, Sleep, February (Fl,Ob,Cl,Pno) a meditative piece
  • 1992: Listening for the Roar of the Sun. (Solo oboe, Dancer, speaker, Slides)
  • 1997: The Glass Wall (three dancers, solo Cello, and electronic tape)
  • 1997: Studies for the Glass Wall (for solo cello)
  • 1999: Telyneg (Lyric for Oboe and harp)[4]


  • Ariel Composers of Wales, Catherine Handley, flute, and Andrew Wilson-Dickson, piano. Cyfansoddwyr Cymru (2009)
  • The Music of Enid Luff Contemporary chamber music. Ty Cerdd.[5]


  1. ^ "Enid Luff". Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1995). The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers (Digitized by GoogleBooks online). Macmillan. 
  4. ^ "Biographical Highlights". Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "tjacksonmusic". Retrieved 28 September 2010.