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We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2021 Award:

19 - 25 years
Mollie Carlyle               

Tango Apasionado

 
Delyth Field

Kagura Suite for Recorders

 
Lux Knightley

3-7 Davies Street, Mayfair (The FitzGerald Jig)
 

 
18 and under
Jacob Fitzgerald

murmuration

Matty Oxtoby

Southbank Swerve

 
Adam Spry

Sweet Hop

Shuchen Xie

Glide & Caper

 
Shoshana Yugin-Power 

Dancing Through Time

The National Centre for Early Music and BBC Radio 3 invited aspiring young composers to create a new work for the vibrant young recorder quartet Palisander.  The winning pieces will be premiered by Palisander in a public performance which will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show.

The Award will be judged at the National Centre for Early Music on Thursday 13 May. During the day the shortlisted composers will hear their compositions presented by Palisander in a workshop led by composer Christopher Fox. Palisander will then perform each of the pieces in a concert, after which the winners will be announced. The judges are Palisander; Les Pratt, Producer BBC Radio 3; Delma Tomlin, Director of the National Centre for Early Music. There are two awards, one for each age category. The concert will be available to watch on this website at 7.00pm on 13 May.

This year the National Centre for Early Music and BBC Radio 3 invited aspiring young composers to create a new work for recorder quartet based on dance-forms, choosing whatever dance-form they liked across all eras and cultures, from the bransle and the galliard to the Charleston and the tango.

This major national annual award is open to young composers resident in the UK and aged up to 25.

It is judged in two age categories:

18 years and under

19–25 years