ERSO Fanfare and Commission

I’m thrilled to have been selected as winner of the ERSO Emerging Composers’ competition.

I learned so much from the workshop last Sunday and hope my fanfare embodies the spirit of this dynamic orchestra. My thanks to the orchestra members for their really helpful feedback, to Christopher Stark for his inspirational conducting and to Emma-Ruth Richards who will now be mentoring me in the coming year. Congrats too to the four other composers, all with excellent pieces.

This is an amazing opportunity. I will be writing for Soloist and Orchestra for the 90th Birthday celebration concert at the Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music, next February.

Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra
12 hrs

After an amazing afternoon on Sunday’s Final Workshop for the ERSO Emerging Composers’ competition, we had a really tough choice to make in selecting a winner. Our fab five finalists were selected from a really impressive set of candidates and the workshop showed why these five earned their places in the final. Each composer had a totally unique approach to creating a Birthday Fanfare for Ernest Read – but the thing that united them was talent! After much deliberation, we are delighted to announce that talented young composition student Alexander Papp is our winner.