53-year-old composer Sohrab Uduman has been selected as the winner of OPUS2016, Britten Sinfonia’s open submission scheme for unrepresented composers. Sohrab will now receive a commission to write a new work for the orchestra’s award-winning At Lunch series to be premiered in December 2016.
Over 280 composers applied to OPUS2016 from up and down the country. Ten composers were then shortlisted by a panel including composers Julian Philips and previous OPUS winner Edward Nesbit. The shortlisted composers were then invited to write a Piano Trio which was explored in two workshops earlier this year. Following the workshops the panel then selected Sohrab as the winner.
Sohrab Uduman was born in Sri-Lanka in 1962. He began his musical life as a clarinettist, at the University of Surrey, and went on to study composition at the University of Birmingham with Vic Hoyland and Jonty Harrison. His music has featured at many festivals, including the Oxford Festival of Contemporary Music, The Spitalfields Festival, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Cheltenham International Festival of Music, Darmstadt , Britten Festival Brugges and Agora Festival at the Centre Georges Pompidou Paris.
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