The University of Aberdeen Music Prize is an exciting competition for aspiring new composers from around the world. The University joined forces once again with the critically acclaimed BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Radio 3 to promote and encourage excellence in contemporary composition.
Composers were invited to submit new works for any combination of Trumpet and String Quartet of between 5 to 10 minutes duration. Five works were selected from entries and were be performed by members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a workshop session led by the distinguished composer Julian Anderson during the weekend of 4 – 6 November 2011.
After the workshop session, composer Marc Garcia Vitoria was offered the University of Aberdeen Music Prize – A £5,000 commission to compose work for the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2012 and broadcast on Radio 3.