British Composer Awards Shortlist Announced – Thomas Simaku in the finals.
Thomas Simaku’s piece Soliloquy V- Flauto Acerbo has been shortlisted for the British Composer Awards 2009. The work was commissioned by Christopher Orton with funds provided from the BBC Performing Arts Fund and it was premiered at the Greenwich International Festival.
Judging of all 13 categories took place during September and October 2009 using a different panel for each category and involving over sixty music professionals including performers, conductors, promoters and festival directors.
BBC Radio 3 is again giving its full backing to the Awards and will broadcast a five-part series as part of Performance on 3 which will run in the lead up to the Award Ceremony on 1 December. For more information and a full list of shortlisted composers, please visit: