This year’s participants are:
The 2010 composers commenced their participation on the Panufnik Young Composers Scheme with a Reality Weekend in February. This included meeting James MacMillan (this year’s Guest Composition Director while Colin Matthews is on sabbatical) and Camilla Panufnik (Project Champion), as well as meeting LSO players to explore their instruments. The composers also had practical sessions on presentation and communication skills.
The composers are now in the process of writing their pieces and will be meeting in June to catch up on progress. They are attending LSO rehearsals and concerts as well as regular tutorials with James MacMillan.
The new pieces will be rehearsed in a public workshop on Friday 7 January 2011. In addition to the six composers writing a three-minute piece, Vlad Maistorovici, a participant on the 2009 scheme, is working on a 10 minute commission for the LSO which will be rehearsed and performed at an LSO concert at the Barbican.