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Cambridge Youth Music supports music activities for young people in Cambridgeshire. It runs the annual Cambridge Young Composer of the Year Competition, providing a platform for talented young composers.


Cambridge Young Composer of the Year Competition

The Finals of this year's Cambridge Young Composer of the Year Competition were held in West Road Concert Hall on Sunday 30 October, with the winner declared as 16-year-old Alexia Sloane for her piece Passiflora. Alexia's achievement is particularly remarkable as she has been blind since the age of two. She is the first girl to win the competition since it started in 2006. Read full details

Entries were performed by members of the Hermes Experiment, an award-winning ensemble, made up of harp, clarinet, double bass and soprano. The group went on to give a concert in the evening which included some of the winning entries, plus a new work, Bird Movements, by last year's winner Dominic Wills.

Members of the Hermes ExperimentThe Hermes Experiment performing at the Young Composers' Concert on 30 October. The group, specialises in contemporary music and regularly commissions new works, as well as creating their own innovative arrangements.



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