Dr. Samantha Ege is the Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellow in Music at Lincoln College, University of Oxford. She holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of York and a B.A. with honours in Music from the University of Bristol. She spent her second undergraduate year at McGill University as an exchange student. She taught music internationally for several years after graduating from Bristol. Her last appointment was at the United World College of South East Asia, Singapore. She joined Lincoln College in 2020.
Dr. Ege is a leading interpreter and scholar of the African American composer Florence B. Price. Dr. Ege's performances and publications shed an important light on composers from underrepresented backgrounds. She has brought her research and repertoire to the Chicago Symphony Center, Berklee College of Music, Esplanade (Singapore), University of Texas at Austin, University of Arkansas, University of York, Monash University, and the Women Composers Festival of Hartford.
Dr. Ege released her debut album in May 2018 with Wave Theory Records, called Four Women: Music for solo piano by Florence Price, Vítězslava Kaprálová, Ethel Bilsland and Margaret Bonds. The album featured the world premiere recording of Bilsland’s The Birthday Party, which led to Dr. Ege preparing an edition of the suite, now published by Faber Music. Her next release with Lorelt (Lontano Records Ltd.) is called Fantasie Nègre: The Piano Music of Florence Price.