Quarantine Composers Competition

Towards the start of the pandemic we announced a call for scores written in the last year, with special consideration given to those dealing with the current challenges facing the world. We were overwhelmed by both the quantity and quality of the submissions we received, and are delighted to share the winning compositions with you. All prizewinners will receive a financial honorarium, and we will perform (and record live) each of the works in the coming seasons.

First Prize
Yangfan Xu – A Bit Blue
Max Vinetz – Stars on the Ground
Alex Stephenson – Bloom
Kerwin Young – Peace on the Left, Justice on the Right
Benjamin Shirley – Dawn’s Final Thoughts
  Thank you once again to all those who submitted works! These were not easy decisions to make, and we’re filled with hope and joy after encountering such compelling creative voices writing for string quartet.