This November, The Clements Prize returns to Conway Hall, celebrating the brightest and best young composers in our biannual competition.
The 2023 edition of The Clements Prize for Composers calls for new works for piano trio. Compositions selected for the final will be performed by the Fidelio Trio in this concert, before a distinguished panel of judges selects the winner of a £3,000 prize. You will also have the chance to vote on your favourite composition, and the winner of the most audience votes will receive an additional prize.
The event begins with a public workshop in the afternoon from 2pm – 5.30pm. Join us if you can, for an exciting glimpse into how new works are prepared for public performance! The live final itself will begin at 6.30pm.
Yeonsuk Jung | Water Skeeters_Un_raveling
Danielle Bees | Sanctuary
Victor Rangel | Desde Pino y Maguey
John Griffith | Culture Shock
Michael Phillips | I think about you often
Jasper Eaglesfield | And the Elephants Frolic in the Abattoir
Performed by the Fidelio Trio:
Darragh Morgan • violin
Tim Gill • cello
Mary Dullea • piano
Andrew Burke (CEO, London Sinfonietta)
Simon Callaghan (Concert Pianist, Artistic Director at Conway Hall)
Samantha Fernando (Composer)
Yshani Perinpanayagam (Multi-Genre Pianist, Director, Composer)
Samir Savant (CEO, St George’s Bristol)
During judge’s deliberation, Darragh Morgan (violin) & Mary Dullea (piano) will perform:
Schoenberg | Phantasy Op.47
Messiaen | Fantaisie
Alfred J. Clements (1858-1938) was the organiser and secretary of the South Place Sunday Concerts (predecessor of Conway Hall Sunday Concerts) from their inception in 1887 until his death. In the first half of the twentieth century the competition bearing his name encouraged the composition of new chamber works, establishing a tradition which set Conway Hall right at the centre of British contemporary music.
Our pop-up bar will be open before and during the interval of the performance, in our foyer. It serves a selection of ethically and sustainably produced drinks.