Thursday, 18 December 2014

Samuel Wesley Lewis wins the 2014 New Cobbett Prize

The Berkeley Ensemble
The Berkeley Ensemble
The Berkeley Ensemble's recent New Cobbett Prize for composition competition had its final last week and the winner was Samuel Wesley Lewis's Sequenza (for string quintet with bass) whilst Barnaby Martin's Lazarus (for mixed ensemble) and Laurence Osborn's Living Floors (for cello and double bass) were the runners up. All the finalists' works were played by the Berkeley Ensemble at a public concert at The Forge, Camden on 10 December 2014.

Samuel Wesley Lewis receives a £500 commission from the ensemble and a recording of his entry on the forthcoming album of the winning pieces, due in 2015 on Resonus Classics. You can hear another of Lewis's pieces, Alone Time, performed by Psappha on YouTube.

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