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NCEM Young Composers Award 2017


2017 winners of the NCEM Composers Award - Dominic Wills and Frederick Viner

The Tallis Scholars

The winners of the 2017 NCEM Young Composers Award are Dominic Wills (18 years and under) and Frederick Viner (19 to 25 years).

The award is presented by the NCEM in association with BBC Radio 3 and the internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips.

The finalists were:

19 to 25 years

Hugo Bell - Salve Regina

Marco Galvani - Salve Regina

Rhiannon Randle - Ave Regina

Frederick Viner - Prayer from Afar

18 years and under

Emily de Gruchy - Ave Regina Caelorum

Noah Max - Ave Regina Caelorum

James Tomlinson - Salve Regina

Dominic Wills - Salve Regina

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The award was judged at the National Centre for Early Music in York on Thursday 11 May, when the shortlist of entries was presented by the York-based Ebor Singers, directed by Paul Gameson, in a workshop for the young composers led by composer Christopher Fox.

At 7.30pm the Ebor Singers performed each of the pieces in a public concert in the presence of a panel of judges - Peter Phillips, Director of The Tallis Scholars; Les Pratt, BBC Radio 3 Producer; and Delma Tomlin, Director of the National Centre for Early Music. There were two awards: one for composers aged 18 years and under, and one for composers aged 19 to 25. 

The performance of the shortlisted entries was recorded courtesy of music technology students George Harris, Harry Ogden, Ben Gawne and Marco Bolt from the Department of Electronics at the University of York. The recordings will be available to listen to on this page shortly.

The two winning works will be premiered by The Tallis Scholars in a concert at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on Saturday 16 September. This concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show.

www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/earlymusicshow

www.thetallisscholars.co.uk

www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

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The 2017 NCEM Young Composers Award is supported by the 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust and the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust