The fourth Carlaw/Ogston Composition Music Prize final was held last night , 15th March 2018, in the King's College Chapel where five young composers from the Music Department had their compositions performed to a large and enthusiastic audience.
The pieces were performed by Spectrum New Music Group members under the direction of Kathleen Cronie. The pieces were adjudicated by Professor Pete stollery who gave the award to Scott Bathgate (Pictured centre). The other finalists (right to left), Brodie McCash, Geordie Cryle, James Aburn and Matthew Clark, were all commended by Professor Stollery in his summing up as he explained how his task had been a difficult one to choose the winner. Scott was delighted to receive the award and congratulated all the other finalists on their compositions. Margaret Carlaw and Derek Ogston were on hand to present the award to Scott which includes a commission for a larger work to be performed later in the next concert series.