RPS Young Composers Receive Premieres

24 Jun 2015

Commissions from the winners of the RPS Composition Prize 2014 will recieve their premieres in the coming months.

The pieces are resulting commissions from the 2014 RPS Composition Prize which gives the chance for young composers to write a work for a prestigious professional performance.

Works from Samuel Bordoli, Nicholas Stuart and Oliver Leith will be performed at the Philharmonia's Music of Today concert this Sunday 28 June at the Royal Festival Hall. A new work by Nicholas Morrish Rarity will be premiered at Cheltenham Music Festival on 5 July, while Michael Small new work for solo violin, "White Space", will receive its premiere at Presteigne Festival on 29 August.

Music of Today: Young Composers Academy

28 June, Royal Festival Hall

Samuel Bordoli As I Lay Dying
Nicholas Stuart Very Small Symphony
Oliver Leith Craquelure

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Cheltenham Music Festival

5 July, Cheltenham College Chapel

Hywel Davies War Songs
Nicholas Morrish Rarity Abandonment and Ruin
Poulenc Figure Humaine
Peter Wiegold Scare-Fire

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Presteigne Festival

29 August, St. Mary's Church

Cheryl Frances-Hoad Suite No 1 for solo violin
Gordon Crosse Orkney Dreaming
Piers Hellawell Balcony Scenes
Michael Small White Space
J.S. Bach Partita in E, BWV1006

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24 June 2015

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