Announced 14 May 2013
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
Large-Scale Composition Jury
Cathy Graham (chair)