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NCEM Young Composers Award 2010 - Winners

Alexander Campkin with Peter Phillips, Director of The Tallis Scholars, at Chester Cathedral

Owain Park with Peter Phillips, Director of The Tallis Scholars, at Chester Cathedral
The NCEM Young Composers Award is presented in association with BBC Radio 3. In 2010 we worked with the internationally renowned vocal ensemble, The Tallis Scholars, and the winners were Owain Park in the 18 and under category and Alexander Campkin in the 19 - 25 category. The winning pieces were performed by The Tallis Scholars at a concert in Chester Cathedral in June 2010, as part of the Chester Summer Music Festival, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show the following month.  

"Winning the NCEM Young Composers Award was a very important step in the development of my career. The prize was the incredible opportunity of a performance by The Tallis Scholars of my winning piece 'O magnum mysterium'. Liking the work, they went on to perform it on tour in Scandinavia and broadcast it in about a dozen countries. Other conductors heard it and - like ripples on a pond - the performances multiplied across the UK, Sweden, Germany, Italy and Denmark. As a result of this, I was commissioned to write a new work for the Serikon Choir and Orchestra, funded by the Swedish Arts Council. 

"My music has now been performed or broadcast in over thirty countries. I have received thirty seven professional commissions from organisations including the Royal Opera House, the BBC Performing Arts Fund and Theatinerkirche Munich (former Choir to the Royal Bavarian Court). I have been appointed Composer in Residence of Ampersandance Contemporary Dance Company, The Fulham Camerata Choir and Orchestra and Neresheim Abbey in Germany. My music features on 14 CDs, one of which was Classic FM Christmas CD of the Year." Alexander Campkin

Alexander Campkin         O Magnum Mysterium

Owain Park         Sweet Day