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UK composition prize

A composition prize of 5000 pounds is on offer to composers under 29 who are studying or have studied at a UK conservatoire or university. The closing date is 31 March 2000 and application forms are available from Rosemary Johnson, The Royal Philharmonic Society, 10 Stratford Place, London W1N 9AE.


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Gré Brouwenstijn

The Dutch soprano Gré Brouwenstijn died in Amsterdam on 14 December 1999, aged 84. The pride of Dutch music lovers, Brouwenstijn made her international début at London's Covent Garden in Aida conducted by Barbirolli. She made few recordings, and her last performance was as Leonore in Fidelio in 1971.


Gregynog Composers Award

Composers of any age or nationality are invited to submit unpublished works to be considered for a substantial award - the Gregynog Composers Award of Wales 2000. Works should be for SATB choir (24-30 voices) with piano accompaniment, 9-12 minutes in length, making use of a sacred text and suitable for amateur performance. Composers may include a section for female voices.

The award, to be made at the 2000 Gregynog Festival, 18-25 June 2000, consists of a performance by Cantorion J S Davies Singers at the Festival, a period of residency at Gregynog, 1,000 pounds sterling and commemorative crystalware. An additional special award, the Gregynog Young Composers Award, will be made for the best work submitted by a composer under 26 years of age, not winning the main award.

Application forms are available from the Festival Office, Gregynog, Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PW, Wales, UK. Phone: +44 (0)1686 650224. The deadline for submissions is 6 March 2000.



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