Music

Students Awarded Places at Young Composers' Academy

Nia Kile & Finlay Dove have been awarded places at the St. George’s Young Composers’ Academy.

The YCA is a wonderful opportunity for young composers to work with professional musicians and leading professional composers in workshops such as Instrumental Colour, Orchestration, and Imaginative Composing. They will gain access to events in St. George’s Brandon Hill and Bristol University music dept, and selected participants commissioned to write new pieces for the Bristol Ensemble. As a whole, YCA offers opportunities that are usually only available to postgraduates.

The students, chosen from composition workshops last spring, are those thought to show outstanding promise and ability. In being selected, Finlay and Nia follow in the footsteps of only one or two previous PPC composers.