Foden's Composer Competition Result

Posted by Richard Poole on 22 July 2014

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In January Foden's launched the 'Foden's Composer Competition' which was run in partnership with the RNCM in two sections.
In June the submitted compositions for Section 1 were short listed down to 6 for a final held at the RNCM. The 6 composers recieved a mini workshop and performance by Foden's and judges Michael Fowles, Dr Meechan and Philip Sparke . At the end of the evening the winner was announced as David Hanson for his composition 'Aurola Borealis.'
The Judges for Section 2, Michael Fowles, Dr Meechan, Philip Sparke and Paul Hindmarsh have now announced the winners of Section 2 (open section)
The winning composition was 'Atrium Phase' by Andrew Baker with 2nd place being awarded to Ian McElligott for 'Land of Prince Bishops' and 3rd place to Rob Foster for 'Fantasy for Double Bass.'
Andrew will now be able to hear his composition performed by Foden's at the RNCM Festival of Brass in January, recorded on the next Foden's Patron Choice CD, have his piece published by Prima Arts as well as receieve a £500 prize donated by the Wilfred Heaton Trust.'
Speaking on behalf of Foden's the competition co ordinator Mark Wilkinson commented 'We would like to thank all the composers who submitted entries in both sections with a total of 73 compositions received. Thanks go to our panel of judges, John Miller and the RNCM, David Hirst and Prima Arts as well as the Wilfred Heaton Trust. Due to the popularity of the contest we will now look at running a similar event in 2 years.' 

Foden's band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style Mark Wilkinson