Tom Harrold to write IAMA/RPS Composer Commission

16 May 2013

Thank you members and delegates of the 23rd IAMA International Conference!

From IAMA's website: "Thank you to all those that donated and voted and especially to the Royal Philharmonic Society who celebrate their 200 anniversary and who were our principle collaborator  -we wish you success for the next 200 ahead.

We have pleasure in announcing that the award of the IAMA Fanfare goes to Tom Harrold who got the popular vote. We reached 129% of target for donations for which we have to thank many but in particular three people: Bernhard Kerres, Intendant, Wiener Konzerthaus and especially, Bettina Mehne, Artistic Planner and Robert Gilder, Robert Gilder and Co who believed enough in the project to get delegates to dip into their pockets." 

The commission will be premiered at IAMA Montreal 2013 on 6 November at the Montreal Maison Symphonique and repeated at the opening of the 24th IAMA International Conference on 10 April 2014 in London.

Read Tom Harrold's biography

16 May 2013


David Lowe, Music Lover: I'm always pleased to hear about the work done by the RPS to assist young performers and composers. They are indeed the future of music.


In the Beatles film Help, the Fab Four sing Beethoven's Ode to Joy from 'the famous 9th Symphony' (commissioned by the RPS) in order to tame an angry Bengal tiger. Of course everyone joins in...