Following the global success of Wildlife Artist of the Year, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) has launched a new nationwide competition with mezzo-soprano Laura Wright to inspire budding composers aged 12 to 18 years. DSWF is inviting composers to submit a piece of choral music inspired by the natural world for SATB (soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices).
The winner of Breathing World will get the opportunity to work with an expert team of musicians, including the world-renowned mezzo-soprano Laura Wright, to develop and finalise their piece before its world premiere at an upcoming DSWF event in London.
Entries for DSWF’s Breathing World youth composer competition are open to UK residents until 5pm on the 4th of November 2022. Entries can be in audio and/or score format submitted digitally via an application form on the DSWF website. There is no cost to enter the competition. The winner will be picked by a panel of judges with the winner announcement made early 2023.
DSWF has always had a rich heritage in the arts thanks to our Founder, the late great conservationist and wildlife artist, David Shepherd CBE. David’s creative legacy remains at the heart of the Foundation today, which continues to harness the power of the arts to inform, motivate and drive action to protect wildlife and the wild species that call it their home.