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NCEM Young Composers Award 2011 - Winners

Bertie Baigent and Sarah Gait

Chris Roberts
The NCEM Young Composers Award is presented in association with BBC Radio 3. In 2011 we worked with Fretwork, one of the foremost viol consorts in the world. The winners were Bertie Baigent and Sarah Gait in the 18 and under category, and Chris Roberts in the 19 to 25 age category. Fretwork premiered the winning pieces at Kings Place, London in December 2011 and the concert was broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show in January 2012.
"The NCEM award was an absolutely tremendous experience for me; working with professional musicians for the concert [at King's Place, London] and the BBC Radio 3 broadcast, was of great assistance to my composition.  I'm now reading music at Cambridge and feel that winning the award spurred me on to pursue music at a higher level." 
Bertie Baigent

Bertie Baigent         In Memoriam In Nomine

Sarah Gait         Death Fires

Chris Roberts         my o'erflowing teares