Sam Hall, Junior Trinity student, recently gained Highly Commended in the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers competition for his composition, "Nightmare on 52nd Street" (17-18 year old category).
The BBC Proms "Inspire" scheme is for budding composers aged 12 to 18 who want to write their own music, using the Inspire Composer Labs. The works were then performed by the Aurora Orchestra - and 17 year old Sam said it was the "best day of my life".
A former chorister at King's Rochester, Sam won the Medway section of the Young Musician of the Year awards in 2011, performing on the cello and saxophone. He is now one of six composers in residence at the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
In 2011 he became one of the winners of the Royal Opera House fanfare competition. Sam's other compositions have been performed at the Royal Festival Hall and by the City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra.
Now in his first year at Junior Trinity, Sam studies composition, saxophone quartet, musicianship, improvisation, vocal consort, Four-Part choir, Big Band. Always busy, Sam also wrote a piece which was performed at Southbank Centre at the U Dance Festival with dancers from Trinity Laban in July (curated by Kerry Nicholls, a Laban alumnus and a Junior Trinity parent).