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2013 NCEM Composers Award

25 October 2012

For immediate release: 25 October 2012

NCEM 2013 Composers Award

The National Centre for Early Music and BBC Radio 3 are delighted to present the 2013 NCEM Composers Award in partnership with the internationally acclaimed early music ensemble Florilegium. The Award will be launched on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show on Saturday 3 November.

This major national Award is open to young composers resident in the UK in two age categories: 18 and under and 19 to 25.  The winning works will be premiered by Florilegium at the prestigious Bath International Music Festival and recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show.

Delma Tomlin, Director of the NCEM said: "We are absolutely thrilled that this year's winning pieces will be premiered during the Bath International Music Festival, which will be a great honour for the young composers at this stage in their careers. As the National Centre for Early Music our partnership with Bath broadens the geographical significance of this Award for young composers across the UK and follows hot on the heels of Durham in 2012 and London in 2011." 

Chris Wines, Senior Music Producer, BBC Radio 3 said: "Once again, BBC Radio 3 is delighted to partner with The National Centre for Early Music to broadcast this distinctive young composers' award. Radio 3 is committed to supporting new composers and we look forward to sharing the results and music of the award with our Radio 3 listeners.  The Early Music Show is especially looking forward to working alongside the esteemed period music ensemble Florilegium in what promises to be an exciting and imaginative competition." 

Applicants should register their interest in the competition by Friday 8 February 2013. Completed scores must be delivered by Friday 8 March 2013. The Award will be judged in York on Saturday 27 April 2013, when a shortlist of entries will be presented by Florilegium in a workshop setting throughout the day in the presence of the young composers. That evening Florilegium will perform each of the pieces in front of a panel of judges in a public concert, after which the two winners will be announced, one for each of the two age categories.

Ashley Solomon, Director of Florilegium said: "We are delighted to be involved in this exciting collaboration between the NCEM, BBC Radio 3 and young composers from across the UK. We hope this year's competition will promote inspiring new works for baroque chamber ensembles, and look forward to collaborating with the successful composers in the workshop and later in the year when we premier their works at the Bath International Music Festival."

For terms and conditions on how to take part in the NCEM Composers Award 2013 visit .

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