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Britten Sinfonia is excited to announce the eight composers selected for Opus 1, 2024. The selected composers will write new works for a trio of either oboe, cello and percussion, or piccolo, trombone and harp. Across the summer, the composers will take part in workshops, coaching, and professional recording sessions, and have their works premiered in a concert on 21st September at the Painted Church, Cambridge. This year, the composers will be supported mentored by Programme Directors Raymond Yiu and Cheryl Frances-Hoad.

Meet our 2024 Opus 1 composers

Matthew Elderton-Lewis

Matthew is a contemporary classical composer and conductor.

Sam Greening

Sam recently graduated with a Masters Degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, working across concert music, theatre, and dance.

Lucy Holmes

Lucy is a violinist and composer currently studying at the Royal College of Music.

Chris Kirkham

Chris is a Newcastle-born, London-based composer, currently studying for an MMus in Composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

Joe Mathawaphan

Joe is a London-based Thai composer and horn player currently studying at King’s College London.

Vishak Ramaprasad

Vishak is is an Indian composer, music producer and pianist currently based in Glasgow.

Harry Rees

Harry is a Cardiff-based composer and pianist from Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Caroline Tyler

Caroline's musical life encompasses roles as a concert pianist, examiner, educator, festival adjudicator and composer.

Tickets for the Opus 1 Showcase in September will be on sale soon. Keep an eye on our website for updates.

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