Hazel Askew is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and Teacher from London, creating music inspired by the folk traditions of England and beyond.

Hazel Askew

Over the last few years Hazel has been making her name as a composer and arranger, particularly for film, theatre and dance. Writing for narrative is where Hazel's love of words and music unite and she is at home working with a director and working with the vision of a creative team. Hazel''s music is often inspired by folk traditions, but she has written music in a variety of styles, ranging from orchestral scores to pop and contemporary music. Hazel aims to make all the music she creates tell a story or evoke an emotional response, whether it is the arrangement of an instrumental tune, the accompaniment to an old ballad or the soundtrack for a film.

Recent Projects

International Men's Day

More Films 2015


Trailer for "International Men's Day" narrated by Sue Perkins

Macbeth

(Original Pronounciation Production)
Ben Crystal Ensemble/Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2014

An Evening of Songs and Sonnets

(Original Pronunciation Production)
Ben Crystal Ensemble/Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2014

Evolver

Darren Ellis Dance Company/ The Place 2013

The Ugly Duckling (Tales Trilogy III)

More Films, 2013
Festival Favourite - Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

The Seven Dancing Princesses (Tales Trilogy I)

More Films, 2012

Hansel and Gretel (Tales Trilogy II)

More Films, 2012


Trailer for "Tales Trilogy"

The Long Walk Home

Darren Ellis Dance Company/ Dance East 2012/13

Antony and Cleopatra

Hampstead Players 2010 (Touring UK and France)

King Lear

Shakespeare in Styria 2010 (Austria)

"Hazel is a fantastic composer and a pleasure to work with. She has an innate understanding of story, theme and character, which allows her to engage with a film far beyond the technical language of orchestration and score. She is always fully in tune with a director's vision and her music always perfectly complements and enhances the film's narrative and emotional beats, whilst her talent with melody means the score also holds its own without the visuals. I hope to work with her again soon!" Ella Jones, Director of 'Tales'

"Hazel is a wonderful composer to work with both personally and professionally. She carefully engages with a film's story, always ensuring her music enhances and complements the narrative. She is able to work with references for moods and instrumentation but ultimately always creates something that is unique, intelligent and great to listen to!" Rob Thorman - Writer of 'International Men's Day'

Hazel is always fully in tune with a director's vision and her music always perfectly complements and enhances the film's narrative and emotional beats, whilst her talent with melody means the score also holds its own without the visuals."
Ella Jones, Director of Tales Trilogy