Royal Philharmonic Society Prize

I’m delighted to have been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize. I’ll be spending some time on the Philharmonia Orchestra‘s Young Composers Academy, working with members of the orchestra and with Unsuk Chin, who is the director of the Philharmonia’s ‘Music of Today’ series.

The prize also involves a commission for an ensemble piece for the Philharmonia to be conducted by Rüdiger Bohn as part of the ‘Music of Today’ series at the Royal Festival Hall in London next June. The other winners of the prize are Arne Gieshoff and Christopher McAteer who will have pieces in the same concert, Robert Peate who will receive a commission for the Presteigne Festival, and former Manchester compatriot David Önaç who receives a Susan Bradshaw Fund commission for the Cheltenham Festival.