Included in the British Music Collection, Chloe Knibbs is a Birmingham-based composer exploring stories, feminism and music theatre.


Chloe Knibbs is a Birmingham-based composer inspired by city life, folk tales and personal experiences. Included in the British Music Collection. Chloe has studied under Joe Cutler, Phil Grange and Michael Wolters and received masterclasses from Betsy Jolas, Helen Grime and Sally Beamish.

Her music explores feminist and social issues and has been performed in venues across the UK including Stratford Town Hall, Birmingham New Street Station and the Royal Northern College of Music and various festivals including Birmingham Weekender, Dartington’s International Summer School and Orkney Arts Festival.

Chloe also enjoys collaborative and interdisciplinary projects having worked with spoken word artists, film-makers and playwrights. She has experience working in theatrical contexts having collaborated with the Birmingham School of Acting on a reworking of the “Street of Crocodiles” for the Birmingham Hippodrome and has worked as a Composer-Director, staging a work-in-progress performance of music theatre piece “The Girl Behind the Glass” at mac birmingham (see review).

In addition Chloe has worked as a pianist and clarinettist on a variety of free improvisation projects with the Flatpack Film Festival, Glasgow Improvisers’ Orchestra and silent film musician Neil Brand

Chloe Knibbs is supported by PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music

Chloe is a uniquely gifted music creator whose work fluidly crosses borders of genre

Joe Cutler

Head of Composition, Birmingham Conservatoire