RNCM Composer for Camerata Concert

Posted on February 18, 2010

Manchester Camerata to perform RNCM student’s work

RNCM Composition student Steven Jackson will have one of his compositions performed by Manchester Camerata on 24 April 2010. Steven received this opportunity as part of Manchester Camerata’s Manchester Composers’ Project. Three young musicians – one each from Manchester University, the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and Chetham’s School of Music – will have pieces premiered before the general public as part of the orchestra’s regular concert series.

Steven commented, ‘My success in the project brings me my first public performance by a professional ensemble and as such I am very happy to have entered the competition and have my work chosen, especially as the other pieces were so strong. The workshop was a very helpful and rewarding experience.’

Composer Steven Jackson

The Manchester Camerata Manchester Composers’ Project is now in its second year. Manus Carey, Head of Artistic Planning with Manchester Camerata, explained that the challenge set for the students by this year’s Project is designed to ensure that the freshly composed pieces reflect themes that the orchestra has been examining recently. 

“Throughout the 2009/10 season Manchester Camerata is exploring cultural exchanges, diverse musical influences, and the boundaries that frequently exist between different cultures. We therefore asked the students to come up with short pieces that are based on this idea of cultural exchange and which reflect the multi-cultural nature of the country in which we live.’