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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 composer


New for 2017: competitions for young composers extended across East Anglia!
This year's Cambridge Young Composer of the Year competition is being opened up to children from Hertfordshire as well as Cambridgeshire as part of an exciting initiative to extend opportunities for young composers across East Anglia. A second competition for those in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex is being launched by Aldeburgh Young Musicians at Snape Maltings. Winning entries from both competitions will be eligible for a new award – the East Anglian Young Composer 2017
More information here

Success for past winners of the
Cambridge Young Composer of the Year
Many congratulations to two past winners of the Cambridge Young Composer of the Year competition who have been awarded prizes in a prestigious national composing competition.

Alexia Sloane (16) who is our current Cambridge Young Composer of the Year and Alex Woolf (21) who won the competition in 2012, have both been named as winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society/Classic FM 25th Birthday Commissions.

Just seven young people received one of the RPS/Classic FM awards, which involve a paid commission to write a piece of music to be recorded live and broadcast on-air to Classic FM’s 5.4 million listeners across the UK. The awards were open to any young person in the UK born since Classic FM's first broadcast in September 1992. Full details can be viewed here.









Alexia SloaneAlexia Sloane

Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf

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