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NCEM Young Composers Award 2015: Award Day Thursday 14 May 2015


Winners Joshua Urben and John Goldie-Scot

Dunedin Consort
Congratulations to winners Joshua Urban (aged 16) in the 18 and under category, and to John Goldie-Scot (25) in the 19 - 25 years category.

The 2015 NCEM Young Composers Award was presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and the Dunedin Consort.  Seven finalists were selected and invited to the National Centre for Early Music on Thursday 14 May. During the day, the shortlist of entries was presented by the Dunedin Consort in a workshop led by composer Christopher Fox, composer and Professor in Music at Brunel University. That evening, the Dunedin Consort performed each of the pieces in front of a panel of judges in a public concert, after which the two winners were announced, one for each age category.

The winning works will be premiered by the Dunedin Consort in a public performance on 2 October 2015 in Glasgow.  This concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show on Sunday 1 November.

This major national annual award is open to young composers resident in the UK and up to the age of 25, divided into two age categories: 18 years and under; and 19 to 25 years. 

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