MFY New Music Stage 2015

New Music at the National Festival: 5 - 9 July 2016

The NMS will celebrate music by some of the best, most diverse and talented young musicians from across the UK. Ten new works will be selected to be performed live to the public during a daily showcase at the Music for Youth National Festival and in some of the UK’s most iconic venues.

In addition, one of the final ten pieces will receive the first ever New Music Award (as part of the MFY National Partnership Awards) presented by Sound and Music, the national charity for New Music.

Who is performing?

Musicians, aged between 12 and 21 who have written or created their own music will perform or have their music performed at this year's National Festival. This can be anything from song writing for their own indie band, to a new piece for a symphony orchestra.

Below are a list of successful applicants for the New Music Showcase 2016:

Tuesday 5 July

Harry Boulton, Stanborough Senior Choir (Town Hall)

Wednesday 6 July

Francesca Warren, Genesis Ensemble (Festival Tent)
Molly Lawes, Solo Percussion (Level 3 Foyer)
Rob Corrin, Comtemporary Composition (Level 3 Foyer)
Thulani Hunnigan, Band (Festival Tent)

Thursday 7 July

Leona Tindell, Singer/Songwriter (Festival Tent)

Friday 8 July

Brighton College Jazz Trio (Town Hall)
Greenhead College Big Band (Town Hall)

Saturday 9 July 

Craig Lamport, Classical Guitars (CBSO Centre)
Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra (Symphony Hall)
Harry Harrison, Vln & Pno (CBSO Centre)
Isaac Radcliffe, Off The Grid (Town Hall)
Katy Haugh, OMNI-X (Festival Tent)

Rhythmic Condition (Town Hall)

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What are we looking for?

Music for Youth want the showcase to represent the widest possible range of new music eg, jazz based groups using electronics/loop stations with singers. For full details see the NMS Guidance.

The application deadline for the New Music Showcase has now passed.
Music for Youth is grateful to Leeds College of Music for its generous support of the New Music Showcase.

Take a look at what the young composers thought about last year's event.

New Music Stage 2015 - Young composers have their say from Sound and Music on Vimeo.

Delivered in partnership with:
Sound and Music & Leeds College of Music

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