Opus 2013 winner announced

Following a packed workshop day in which all the shortlisted composers had their pieces workshopped, we are delighted to announce that the winner of the Opus 2013 competition is Ryan Latimer.

Ryan, 22, is from Warrington, Cheshire, and is currently studying for a Masters in composition at Birmingham Conservatoire.  As the winner of the Opus 2013 competition he will receive a co-commission from Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall to complete a 10-minute piece, which will be performed in the following Britten Sinfonia At Lunch concerts:

Wednesday 3 April, Wigmore Hall, London –1pm
Friday 5 April 2013, Assembly Rooms, Norwich –1pm
Tuesday 9 April, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge –1pm*

*Recorded for BBC Radio 3 broadcast

Jacqueline Shave, Miranda Dale violin
Clare Finnimore viola
Caroline Dearnley cello
Nicholas Daniel oboe
Lucy Wakeford harp

Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid
Britten Tema ‘Sacher’
Bridge Two Old English Songs
Ryan Latimer Opus 2013 Commission
Britten Suite for Harp
Bridge Sir Roger de Coverley

To book tickets for the concerts click here.

Everyone involved in the judging process thought standard of composition shown by all ten shortlisted composers was extremely high, and would like to thank them all for the time and effort they put in.  We’re sure that followers of contemporary composition and performance will be seeing these names again:

Opus 2013 shortlisted composers;
Kim Ashton, Chris Birch, Jonathan Brigg, David Coonan, Hannah Dilkes, Dominic Floyd, Edmund Hunt, Eddie Parker, John Webb      

Opus 2013 winner;
Ryan Latimer

We are currently seeking funding to run the scheme again as Opus 2014.  If you would like to discuss supporting this please contact Will Harriss, Development Director.

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Goldberg Variations

The Hexagon, Reading
05 April 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia, perform works by Mozart, Martynov and Bach in The Hexagon, Reading.

Mr Big Family Concert 2014

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
06 April 2014 3:00pm

An interactive family concert featuring live illustrations from Mr Big's author, Ed Vere.

Bach St John Passion

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
16 April 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

Bach St John Passion

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
17 April 2014 8:15pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

Bach St John Passion

Barbican Hall, London
18 April 2014 6:00pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

Bach St John Passion

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
19 April 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

Bach St John Passion

Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich
20 April 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

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