RPS Composition Prize Winner 2018 | commission for Cheltenham Festival
Since winning the 2013 BBC Proms Young Composer's competition for her piece 'Convergence', Grace-Evangeline Mason's music has been performed at venues both across the UK and internationally. Her work 'RIVER', described as 'highly charged [with] pungent harmonies rippling downwards, fierce accents, and the odd detuned chord' [The Times], was co-commissioned by BBC Radio 4's 'Front Row' programme and the BBC Proms to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Handel's 'Water Music.' 'RIVER' was premiered by London Early Opera live on BBC Radio 4 on a boat on the River Thames, followed by three performances at the 2017 BBC Proms by the Royal Northern Sinfonia under Nicholas McGegan, which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. She has worked with ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble 10/10 and the Aurora Orchestra amongst others in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Tate Britain, The Sage, BBC Maida Vale Studios, Liverpool Victoria Gallery and Museum and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Recent commissions include a chamber opera in one act entitled 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by the Helios Collective performed at ENO Lilian Baylis House in November 2016 and, after participating in the LSO's 2017 Panufnik Scheme, a commission to write for the LSO Community Choir for performance in November 2018. Mason is the recipient of awards including the Rosamond Prize (2016) and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's Christopher Brooks Prize (2017).