Roxanna Panufnik (born 24 April 1968 in London) is a British composer of Polish heritage. She is the daughter of the composer and conductor Sir Andrzej Panufnik. Since studying composition at London's Royal Academy of Music, Panufnik has written a wide range of pieces including opera, ballet, music theatre, choral works, chamber compositions & music for film & television which are regularly performed all over the world. Among her most widely performed works are 'Westminster Mass', commissioned for Westminster Cathedral Choir on the occasion of Cardinal Hume's 75th birthday, 'The Music Programme', an opera for Polish National Opera's millennium season, & settings for solo voices and orchestra of Vikram Seth's 'Beastly Tales'. Panufnik has a particular interest in world music; a recent culmination of this was 'Abraham', a violin concerto commissioned by Savannah Music Festival for Daniel Hope, incorporating Christian, Islamic & Jewish music. This was then converted into an overture, commissioned by the World Orchestra for Peace & premiered in Jerusalem under the baton of Valery Gergiev.