Ben Nobuto (c) Phil Sharp

2023: 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 for a live audience or digitally.

Ben Nobuto - SERENITY 2.0

SERENITY 2.0 is a sonically dazzling tour de force, tantalising the listener with its bold tapestry of writing for strings, percussion and electronics. It’s a cutting-edge contemporary work commissioned by Manchester Collective, and acutely reflective of now. Each arresting note makes it one of the stand-out pieces of the year.'

Also shortlisted:

The 2023 shortlist for Chamber-Scale Composition was decided by an independent panel drawn from across the music profession comprising:

Des Oliver, Composer
Ellie Wilson, Creative Director, NMC Recordings
George Vass, Artistic Director, Presteigne Festival
Rhian Samuel, Composer
Rosie Chapman, Head of Artistic Planning, Kings Place

    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.