Sheffield young composers join forces with Music in the Round

Talented young musicians from Sheffield's Westbourne School have been given the chance to hear their own work played and recorded by world class professional musicians.

Friday, 24th March 2017, 2:23 pm
Updated Saturday, 25th March 2017, 10:49 am

The senior school pupils at the Sheffield independent school have been working on their own compositions for several months.

And as part of that work they took part in a special workshop with the Sheffield Music Hub and Music in the Round, Sheffield’s own world famous Chamber Music Festival.

The culmination of the project saw the students’ compositions performed and recorded by the professional musicians from Ensemble 360, the acclaimed professional musicians of Music in the Round.

“The afternoon was inspiring and the pupils were given the chance to refine some of their ideas with help from the musicians,” said Marie Pritchett, Head of Westbourne’s Senior School Music.

“They also gained some valuable tips on how to write for specific instruments to take away and use in future compositions as well as how to make their ideas clearer when writing out a score.

“The professionals were all very impressed at the standard of the compositions and it was fantastic to hear the world premier performances of 16 future composers.”