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Judges get to work on International Composer Contest entries

Saturday 12 September, 2020

The deadline has now passed for the inaugural International Brass Band Composer Competition, with 92 entries being received from 14 different countries including Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, the USA and Wales.

The three judges, James Curnow, Liz Lane and Paul Hindmarsh, now have the task of narrowing down to five finalists, each of whom will have follow-the-score videos produced of their works and shared on social media.

Competition organiser Andrew Wainwright commented: “The standard has been remarkably high and we are delighted to have received so many entries from such a wide range of countries. Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate.”

Those progressing to the final will be announced on Thursday, September 17. Viewers will have the chance to vote for their favourite entry, with a public commendation prize being awarded to the piece with most likes on YouTube by 6pm, UK time, on Thursday, October 1.

The overall winner will be announced later that day. The winner will receive £100 cash (sponsored by Besson), a download licence to the music playback programme NotePerformer, and publication of their work through BrookWright Music, also receiving any associated royalties. Meanwhile, the public commendation prize winner will receive a £100 gift voucher towards a Geneva instrument.