NCEM Young Composers Award 2018

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16 February 2018

The 2018 NCEM Young Composers Award is presented by the National Centre for Early Music in association with BBC Radio 3 and the award-winning virtuoso early music ensemble The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble.There are two awards: one for composers aged 18 years and under; and one for composers aged 19 to 25 years.The winning works will be premiered in a performance by The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble at Turner Sims, Southampton on Tuesday 30 October 2018. This concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show.Young composers resident in the UK are invited to compose a new piece inspired by Venice, to be performed by The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, scored for two cornetts and three sackbuts, with optional chamber organ. See the Terms and Conditions at www.ncem.co.uk/composersaward2018 for full details of the brief and how to apply.Shortlisted composers will be invited to the NCEM in York on 10 May to hear their compositions presented by The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble in a workshop led by composer Christopher Fox. The winners will be announced that evening.Closing date for registration Friday 16 February, 11.59pm

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