MRF Young Composer '19

First year Music student Scottie Thompson has been awarded the Martin Read Foundation Grant for composition. This enables him to have composition lessons with Simon Speare, the Head of Composition and Contemporary Music at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music in London. As part of the grant, he has also been commissioned to write a piece for recorder and percussion (in particular vibraphone) with a theme of celebration; this will be workshopped in February with a world premiere performance at College in April. Scottie currently attends the Junior Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for piano tuition and after College hopes to go onto further study in either jazz piano performance or composition at one of the UKs prestigious music conservatoires. 

We look forward to hearing Scottie’s new piece in April.