Leverhulme Young Composers 12/13 announced

We are delighted to introduce the four composers who have been selected for the Leverhulme Young Composers Programme for 12/13. Please welcome…

Hannah Kendall
Daniel Kidane
Peter Yarde Martin
Stephen Willey

These four composers will work throughout the year with our Composer in Residence, Julian Anderson. The programme will culminate in the LPO’s Debut Sounds concert on 10 June, 2013 for which each will write an 8-minute piece for a chamber orchestra of LPO players and performers taking part in the Foyle Future Firsts programme.

Hannah Kendall studied at the University of Exeter and the Royal College of Music. Her music has been performed by the BBC Singers and Onyx Brass amongst others. Her submitted piece, Shard, was premiered at the Cheltenham Festival by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra earlier this year.

Daniel Kidane has studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the St Petersburg Conservatoire. He has written music with the Manchester Camarata and RLPO’s 10/10 ensemble and has had his music performed in festivals in Oxford and Bath, at the Purcell Room as part of the Park Lane Group and at the Adelaide International Cello Festival.

Peter Yarde Martin is a graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge and is currently studying with Malcolm Singer at the Guildhall. He has written music for dance, for members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and has been workshopped by the Britten Sinfonia.

Stephen Willey is currently studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He is co-founder and director of the ensemble Thumb and his music has also been performed by the BCMG. In addition, he has written music for theatre productions at the Birmingham Rep and Nuffield Theatre, Southampton.

We are very much looking forward to working with Hannah, Daniel, Peter and Stephen and cannot wait to hear their upcoming work.

This programme is supported by an Arts Portfolio Grant from The Leverhulme Trust. The London Philharmonic Orchestra is extremely grateful for the long-term support of The Leverhulme Trust for this scheme.

For more information on this and other education programmes, visit www.lpo.org.uk/education

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