Young Composers

Competition for Young Composers – closing date 28 February 2017

Judges: Simon Rushby, Andrew Morley, Sandra Preston, Jo James

Workshop for shortlisted composers: Sunday 2 April 1400-1700

Winning composition to be performed at our concert on Saturday 6 May 2017 at St Martin’s Church, Dorking


James Anderson: Sinfonia Concertante (4 February 2017)

On Saturday 4 February we performed the premiere of James’s Sinfonia Concertante.  We enjoyed working on it and the audience loved it!  Listen to the slow movement by clicking on the picture below.

About James Anderson:

James is a Year 13 student at Wymondham High Academy in Norfolk, where he is studying A level Music, Economics and Business. He started to play the trumpet at the age of eight, and since then his interest and passion for music has continuously grown.

He has received offers to study Music at university and conservatoire in Sept 2017, and has the aspiration to become a professional musician with a ‘portfolio’ music career.

As a trumpet player, James performs in various formats – solo, ensemble, orchestra, symphonic, jazz, brass, big band, theatre – and greatly enjoys membership of multiple musical groups.

He is the principal trumpet and section leader for Norfolk County Youth Orchestra and Norfolk County Symphonic Wind Band, which has involved playing with Stephen Hough, Peter Donohoe, Norwich Philharmonic, and the Triorca Project.

Since achieving ABRSM Grade 8 in Trumpet and Music Theory, James has continued to develop his keyboard skills and musical knowledge, including conducting tuition from Andrew Morley.

He enjoys listening to classical music, in particular Mozart and Haydn, as well as studying classical scores and orchestration. Based on this interest, James has created a portfolio of classical compositions, including ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ that is being played on Saturday 4 February 2017.