Six talented young composers have been announced as the winners of the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition 2014 – the culmination of the BBC Proms’ annual scheme which gives the nation’s brightest young composers aged between 12 – 18 years old the opportunity to explore their musical boundaries and get a taste of what it means to be a composer in the 21st century.
Now in its sixteenth year, the competition continues to offer winners unrivalled opportunities to reach wide audiences on world-class platforms for classical music including the BBC Proms and BBC Radio 3, as well as receive a much sought-after BBC commission.
The entries were judged by a panel chaired by Fraser Trainer comprising composers Stuart MacRae, Anna Meredith, Martin Suckling, Judith Weir CBE, and Radio 3 Editor Jeremy Evans, who looked for pieces that were original, unique, and inspiring.
The winners of the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition 2014 are:
Harry Castle – La Trahison des Images
Rob Durnin – Study in Anarchy
Matthew Jackson – Mirror Mirror
Nathaniel Coxon – Two Cells
Anna Disley-Simpson – Underneath
Harry Johnstone – Dis-Pulsed