Britten Sinfonia’s Opus 1 talent development scheme is the ‘first step on the ladder’ for aspiring composers. The eight chosen composers have now completed their compositions and these were recorded by members of Britten Sinfonia in September 2021. Before the recordings, they took part in two workshops with a mixed-instrument quartet, guided by composers Dobrinka Tabakova and Joe Cutler and musicians from Britten Sinfonia, which helped to shape their final compositions.
We enjoyed getting to know our Opus 1 composers during the workshop days, and we’re giving you a chance to do the same in our ‘Getting to know…’ series. Find out more about their musical interests, what inspires them to compose and their favourite snacks by clicking on the boxes below. You’ll also find links to their music at the bottom of each Q&A.