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Cambridge Youth Music supports music activities for young people in Cambridgeshire. It runs the annual Cambridge Young Composer of the Year Competition, providing a platform for talented young composers.


  • Cambridge Young Composer of the Year Competition
    There is still time to enter the Cambridge Young Composer of the Year competition. Deadline: Monday 10 October. Entrants will hear their compositions performed by professional musicians at the Finals on 30 October 2016 (see below). This year the instruments available for the competition include a harp. A composing workshop at West Road Recital Room on June 15 provided advice on composing for the harp and the other instruments involved. Full Competition details.
  • Competition Finals 2016
    Hear entries to this year's Cambridge Young Composer of the Year Competition performed on Sunday 30 October 2016, 2.30pm - 5.00pm at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge. All entries will be played by professional ensemble the Hermes Experiment and composers will be given written and verbal feedback on their work by composer and Judge Ewan Campbell. Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. All welcome - free entry!
  • Cambridge Young Composers' Concert
    The Hermes Experiment will perform the winning entries in the competition at a short public concert at 7pm on Sunday 30 October in West Road Concert Hall. The programme will also include a piece by last year's winner of the competition Dominic Wills. Free entry with retiring collection.

Harpist Rohan Platts advises young composers about writing for the harp

Attendees at the composing workshop on June 15 get advice from Rohan Platts about composing for the harp


Composing Competition poster

Concert poster

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