NCEM Young Composers Award

NCEM Young Composers Award
NCEM Young Composers Award winners Ryan Collins and Charlotte Robertson with Ex Corde
NCEM Young Composers Award winners Ryan Collins and Charlotte Robertson with Ex Corde

Last week (16 May 2024), the winners of the 17th National Centre for Early Music Young Composers Award were announced. Presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3, the event took place on Thursday 16 May at the National Centre for Early Music in York. Aspiring young composers were invited to create a new work for The Tallis Scholars, creating a work for unaccompanied voices setting the 16th century text Mirabile mysterium (A wondrous mystery) either in the original Latin or the English translation. 

Compositions by the eight young finalists were workshopped during the day by composer Professor Christopher Fox, professional singers from York based ensemble Ex Corde and their director Paul Gameson, in the presence of Peter Phillips, director of The Tallis Scholars. In the evening, Ex Corde and Paul Gameson gave a public performance. This was live streamed to ensure that friends and families from across the UK were able to join in with the fun.

The live streamed performance is available on the NCEM Young Composers Award website at https://www.youngcomposersaward.co.uk/

The winner in the 19 to 25 years category was Ryan Collis.

The winner in the 18 years and under category was Charlotte Robertson. 


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