Niccolò Castiglioni Prize

I have been selected as a candidate for the inaugural Niccolò Castiglioni Prize, run by the Centro Culturale San Fedele in association with the Edizioni Suvini Zerboni. I will be attending a series of weekends in Milan to receive tuition from composers including Helmut Lachenmann, Stefano Gervasoni, Johannes Schöllhorn and Alessandro Solbiati. Between 4 and 6 finalists will then be asked to write a work for clarinet, violin, cello and piano for performance by the Trio Magritte with clarinettist Paolo Beltramini in a concert in June 2012.

I am the youngest of the seventeen candidates, who hail from all around the globe. You can see a list of their names here. Berlin-based Naomi Pinnock is the other British composer participating.