Back in December I invited you to vote in the Student Composer of the Year competition, and I hope you managed to find the time to listen to some of the shortlisted entries and vote. Last Monday, the winners were announced. Congratulations to Claire, Will, Steven, Adam, Eunsoeg, Lucy, Thomas, Maya, Ralph, Chris, Danny and Robert.
It’s great to see local press picking up the stories of the winners. For example, Claire and Will, the winner and runner-up in the 10-16 year old age group in the Film category, both happen to come from Bristol, so both are featured in an article in the Bristol Evening Post.
I’ll be attending the awards ceremony for this year’s competition at the Royal Academy of Music, London on 12 February 2009, and I’m very much looking forward to meeting all of these talented young composers.