Composers' Workshop 2010

Nico Muhly composer

Student composers New Works

The annual Britten Sinfonia Composers’ Workshop has become a firm fixture in the calendars of up-and-coming  student composers. This year, Nico Muhly, who is in residence with Britten Sinfonia during January and February 2010, will select five pieces written by student composers to be rehearsed and performed by Britten Sinfonia. The workshop is a fascinating opportunity for audiences as well as students to hear the advice and opinions of one of the hottest properties in America’s musical community.

“Very useful – [Oliver Knussen’s] incredibly sharp ears picked out several details that greatly improved my piece and his general comments were also interesting” 2008 student composer

The workshop takes place from 10.30am in the concert hall, with the final concert performance at 3.30pm.

Tickets – available through Cambridge Corn Exchange box office

£8 full day
£5 concert only
£5 workshop only
Students free

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Nico Muhly and Britten Sinfonia, review

Young New Yorker Nico Muhly may be one of the hottest composers on the planet, but his music also pays homage to some unhip influences – like the Jacobean composer Orlando Gibbons. Rating: * * *

If anyone rivals Thomas Adès for the title of the planet’s hottest composer, it’s surely the young New Yorker Nico Muhly. So it was a very smart move on the Britten Sinfonia’s part to bag two world premieres from him. The first of them was premiered by the Sinfonia in Krakow last weekend, and had its first UK outing in Cambridge on Tuesday.