2012: Large-Scale Composition

Announced 14 May 2013
donated anonymously

Gerald Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest

And the winning work is by a composer who inspires strong reactions. The forceful originality of this work smashes conventions alongside plates, and miraculously provides the most well-worn quotes with a freshness and originality. Liberation and exhilaration marked its London premiere last year. The award goes to Gerald Barry for The Importance of Being Earnest.

Other Shortlisted Nominations in this Category

Harrison Birtwistle: In Broken Images
Julian Anderson: The Discovery of Heaven

Large-Scale Composition Jury

Cathy Graham (chair)
Adrian Thomas
Andrew Burke
Mark Bowden
Zoe Martlew