Gavin Higgins

2023: Large-Scale Composition

supported by The Boltini Trust

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

Gavin Higgins - Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra

‘Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra by Gavin Higgins is a love letter to the bands in which he found his musical calling. Brought to life by Tredegar Town Band and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, this visionary work unites two great national traditions, unleashing extraordinary lyricism and energy.'

Also shortlisted:

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

    Alexander Campkin, Composer
    David Horne, Composer / Head of Graduate School, Royal Northern College of Music
    Heather Duncan, Head of Concerts and Artistic Planning, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    Natalia Franklin Pierce, Executive Director, Nonclassical
    Samantha Fernando, Composer