2016: Chamber-Scale Composition

Announced 9 May 2017

Sponsored by Boosey and Hawkes in memory of Tony Fell

Rebecca Saunders: Skin

"With each piece this composer enters genuinely new territory, here creating an intensely dramatic work for the soprano, Juliet Fraser, and ensemble which demands the listener's engagement. Taking its cue from lines of Samuel Beckett, Rebecca Saunders' Skin makes for an exhausting and at times disturbing ride. It shows Saunders at the height of her powers, displaying an ability to hear and reproduce astonishing sounds with an artistry and technique which leave us gasping in admiration."

Other Shortlisted Nominations in this Category

Liza Lim: How Forests Think
Mark Simpson: Hommage à Kurtág 

Chamber-Scale Composition Jury

Stephen Newbould (Chair)
Sally Groves
Tim Williams
George Vass
Susanna Eastburn