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East Anglian Young Composers Competition 2020

We received 18 entries for the 2020 East Anglian Young Composer Competition all of which were played and workshopped at the finals, held online over the first two weekends of December.

All the composers, aged 10 to 18, received individual advice and feedback from composer Ewan Campbell and the musicians Phillip Granell (piano) and Matthew Drinkwater (piano), members of the Phaedra Ensemble. The standard was extremely high and all composers were congratulated on their pieces. Eight were selected to be performed at a concert to be held as part of the Cambridge Music Festival in 2021. A date for this will be announced in due course.

Find out more about the competition here



Please support our work with young composers

Cambridge Youth Music urgently needs your help to ensure we can continue to provide vital support for young composers. The Covid pandemic has badly affected our ability to gain funding for our annual composing competition and the practical help and composing guidance we provide for young people.

We face the real prospect that this will be the last year in which we can run our composing workshops, provide expert feedback and give young people the opportunity to hear their compositions performed by professional musicians.

Please help us to continue. We would be particularly grateful if you would consider making a regular donation, but any contribution – large or small – is welcome in order to secure our future.





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