This Saturday, April 29, the YNYC Women’s Ensemble will perform ‘Story Time’, featuring stories of humor, fantasy, loss, and memory. This year, for the first time, the Women’s Ensemble will premiere YNYC’s Competition for Young Composers, an international search for submissions from composers aged 18-35. This year’s three finalists represent the best new music for Women’s Choir.
We are pleased to introduce you to our first of three finalists for YNYC’s Competition for Young Composers, Alexander Campkin! Here is Alexander’s Story:
Described as ‘fresh and attractive’ by Gramophone, Alexander Campkin’s music has attracted the attentions of some of the top ensembles. His work has been performed or broadcast in over thirty countries and features on 15 CDs, one of which was Classic FM Christmas CD of the Year. Alexander has received over sixty commissions from organisations including The Royal Opera House, The London Mozart Players, The Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Aldeburgh Music, The BBC Performing Arts Fund, The Swedish Arts Council, Ampersandance Contemporary Dance Company, New London Children’s Choir, The Theatinerkirche Vokalkapelle Munich, The Fulham Camerata Choir and Orchestra and Neresheim Abbey in Germany. He has been elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for services to music. Alexander was born in 1984 and studied at Oxford University, the Royal Academy of Music and the University for Performing Arts in Vienna.
What is your most treasured possession?
Lever for tuning my piano.
If you could do anything else besides composing, what would it be?
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Please join us at 6pm in the Recital Hall (upstairs) for a pre-concert talk back with our finalists and YNYC’s artistic leadership! The Q&A/Talk back is free with the purchase of your ticket! Concert will start at 7pm.