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BCMG Composer in Residence

Monday 13 January 2014


RCM composer Arne Gieshoff has been appointed Composer in Residence with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG).

The BCMG/SaM Apprentice Composer in Residence role is part of Sound and Music’s Embedded programme, aimed at talented composers and creative artists at an early stage in their careers. The residency with BCMG provides the selected composer with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the ensemble’s activities, gaining an insight into a broad range of their work and the opportunity to write new works for them.

Arne has said of his appointment that “the prospect of working closely over time with an ensemble of the highest calibre fills me with great excitement”. His first commission of the residency will be premiered on Sunday 26 January as part of a BCMG Family Concert alongside works by Thomas Adès and Colin Matthews. He has written a blog about his new work, which can be read on the BCMG website.

Arne is currently completing a Master’s degree in Composition at the RCM, studying with Jonathan Cole, Simon Holt and Dai Fujikura and being supported by an ABRSM Scholarship and an RVW Trust Award. He is the recipient of many RCM prizes including the Elgar Memorial Prize and the Adrian Cruft Prize, was awarded the 2012 Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, and has recently received a fellowship for the 2014 session of the Tanglewood Music Centre.