Academy success at the 2017 British Composer Awards

-Posted on 07.12.2017

We are pleased to announce the success of three Academy alumni at the 15th British Composer Awards which took place last night at the British Museum.

Robin Haigh won the award for Small Chamber composition with In Feyre Foreste for five recorders which was written while he was studying for his Masters at the Academy and was premiered earlier this year as part of the Composition Masters programme at our David Josefowitz Recital hall by Tabea Debus and Academy Historical Performance students.

Academy Associate Philip Venables won the award for Stage Works with his chamber opera 4.48 Psychosis, commissioned by the Royal Opera House and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. It was premiered at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, in May last year and will be revived for a six performance run as part of Royal Opera House’s Spring season.

Deborah Pritchard won the award for Solo or Duo with her work Inside Colour for solo violin, written for Lark Insurance and commissioned by the London Sinfonietta. It was premiered in June last year by Jonathan Morton at the Warehouse as part of the 'Through the Lens Exhibition' with the London College of Communication.

Founded in 2003, the British Composer Awards promote the art of composition, recognise the creative talent of composers and sound artists, and bring their music to a wider audience.

Find out more about this year’s winners here

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