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RCM Composers Find Success

Friday 5 February 2016


Royal College of Music composers continue to find success and esteem in the professional world.

Arne Gieshoff (pictured), who graduated from the RCM in summer 2015, has been appointed the new Hans Werner Henze Foundation Fellow from 2015-17.

Head of Composition at the RCM, William Mival, says “this is an exceptionally prestigious award for a young composer at the start of their professional career and under the age of 35.”

At just 27 years old, Arne was awarded the fellowship by a unanimous vote of the Foundation’s artistic council.

Two current students , Amy Bryce and Benjamin Ashby, have been selected for the London Symphony Orchestra's Panufnik Composers Scheme.

For over a decade, the Panufnik Composers Scheme has been enabling participants to develop their skills with a world-class orchestra. Composers form collaborative musical relationships with LSO players as well as having their compositions workshopped by renowned conductor François-Xavier Roth.

Amy and Benjamin's new works can be heard in the public workshop on 20 April 2017 at LSO St Luke's.