It has been announced that Nigel has become a finalist in the international Amadeus Composition Award (Solo Concerto/Instrumental category). The Amadeus Composition Awards are based in Vienna, with adjudication by an international jury [Prof. Periklis Liakakis – University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Prof. Brian Buch – Berklee College of Music, Prof. Brian Buch – Berklee College of Music, Prof. Roumen Dimitrov – University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Prof. Kati Agócs – New England Conservatory of Music, Prof. Manuel Sosa – The Juilliard School of Music & Prof. Robert Davidson – School of Music, University of Queensland].
Nigel submitted the 4th Tapestry [Canute’s Wood] from `The Prophecies of Merlin’ (Symphony for Violin & Orchestra). Within the rules, Nigel could submit his recent Naxos recording (8.579127), featuring Neil Thomson (conductor), Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin) and the RSO Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. To qualify as finalist, a mark (over the two rounds) of 90-plus is required with Nigel receiving 98 points!! Nigel’s submission goes forward to the final round were the winner of all the categories will be announced in December. Nigel would like congratulate all of the composers and finalists, and to thank the jury and organisers of the 2023 Amadeus Composition Award.
To find out more about 2023 Amadeus Composition Awards go to: Amadeus Composition Awards