2021: Chamber-Scale Composition

Supported by Boosey and Hawkes in memory of Tony Fell

For an outstandingly imaginative and engaging chamber-scale work receiving its first UK performance, presented digitally or for a live audience.

Laura Bowler - Wicked Problems

Wicked Problems is a dazzling gymnastic display for voice and bass flute, premiered by the composer herself and flautist Ruth Morley at Aberdeenshire’s ‘sound’ festival. It casts us into unchartered sonic territory, and confronts the future consequences of climate change with virtuosity, fury and darkly-glimmering wit.’

Also shortlisted:

The 2021 Chamber-Scale Composition Award was decided by an independent panel drawn from across the music profession comprising:

Andrew Cornall, Consultant Artistic Director, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Anna Appleby, Composer
Jo Towler, Chief Executive, Music in the Round
Will Dutta, Composer / Co-Head of Artist Development, Sound & Music
Zubin Kanga, Pianist / Composer

    The Chamber-Scale Composition category is kindly supported by Boosey & Hawkes in memory of Tony Fell, who was the publishers' Managing Director from 1974-96, and former Chair of the Royal Philharmonic Society.