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RPS/Classic FM 25TH Birthday Celebrations

8th May 2017

The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) announce the winners of their co-commissions with Classic FM for their 25th Birthday celebrations this year.

Seven young composers all under the age of 25 have been chosen from 180 applications to  Classic FM and the Royal Philharmonic Society to write a new piece of classical music each to celebrate the radio station’s 25th birthday.

The winners are: Alexander Woolf (21) and Alexia Sloane (16) both from Cambridge; Jack Pepper (17) from Epsom; Benjamin Rimmer (23) from Stamford in Lincolnshire; Dani Howard (23), who was born in Hong Kong and now lives in London, Marco Galvani (22) from Prenton on the Wirral and Oliver Muxworthy (23) from Uckfield in East Sussex. With varying ensemble sizes, each composer will be paid for their work, which will be recorded live and broadcast on-air to Classic FM’s 5.4 million listeners across the UK. In addition, some winners will be paired with one of the station’s events, such as its 25th Birthday Celebration with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Classic FM Live at London’s Royal Albert Hall, both in September, where their work will be premiered.

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