School of Composition

Emily Howard wins British Composer Award

8 December 2017

Congratulations to Emily Howard on winning a 2017 British Composer Award. The Senior Lecturer in Composition and 2004 alumna was nominated in the Orchestral category for Torus (Concerto for Orchestra) alongside Forest by Tansy Davies and Two Eardley Pictures by Helen Grime. Basca chair Crispin Hunt said: ‘The composers honoured this evening are testament to […]

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Alumni nominated for British Composer Awards

25 October 2017

Alumni Sally Beamish, Ben Gaunt, Andrew Hamilton, Emily Howard and the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies have been nominated for British Composer Awards. Announced today (Wednesday 25 October), this year’s shortlist includes 33 works across 11 categories, incorporating contemporary jazz composition, choral, orchestral, sonic art and small chamber. Sally Beamish (pictured above), who studied viola […]

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Alumna chosen for RSNO Composer Hub programme

20 October 2017

Alumna Anna Appleby is one of five composers selected for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s 2017/18 Composer Hub programme. Anna, who graduated in 2016, will now spend the 2017/18 season with the RSNO, gaining the opportunity to write for the orchestra in a range of different contexts, develop skills and creative relationships, and acquire an […]

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Student composer wins RLPO competition

13 October 2017

Categories: School of Composition

Congratulations to Grace-Evangeline Mason, winner of the RLPO’s Christopher Brooks Composition Competition. The fourth year undergraduate is the second RNCM composer to receive the accolade, following in the footsteps of 2014 alumna Bethan Morgan-Williams. It adds to a fantastic year of achievements for the 23-year-old, who made her BBC Proms début this summer in addition […]

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Emily Howard receives grant from PRSF Composers’ Fund

20 July 2017

Congratulations to Dr Emily Howard, one of 10 composers to receive a grant from the PRS Foundation Composers’ Fund. The RNCM alumna and Senior Lecturer in Composition has received the funding for a new chamber opera, To See The Invisible, she is writing in collaboration with writer Selma Dimitrijevic and director Dan Ayling. She said: […]

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RNCM Students Compose for British Library Exhibition

27 June 2017

Categories: School of Composition

RNCM composers Ollie Lambert, Max Burstyn, William Hearne and Anna Disley-Simpson have written new works for The British Library’s Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition. Working closely with the collection and Performing the Jewish Archive, the new works – each inspired by the objects on display – have been created specifically for the exhibition and […]

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RNCM 2017 Gold Medal Winners

18 June 2017

The RNCM held its Gold Medal Competition on Saturday 17 June featuring 10 of the College’s finest performers and four of its leading young composers, who wrote new works for piano trio. Adjudicated by Nigel Clarke (composer), Cathy Graham (Music Director, British Council), Professor Linda Merrick (RNCM Principal), and Sam Rigby (Creative Director, Schott Music Publishers), […]

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RNCM Composers Chosen for LSO Panufnik Scheme

8 May 2017

Congratulations to Grace Mason and Han Xu, two of six young composers selected to take part in the 2017 LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme. Established in 2005 in memory of Sir Andrzej Panufnik, the scheme enables six young composers to experiment and develop their orchestral writing skills under the guidance of renowned composer Colin Matthews and […]

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