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TL Alum Selected for Sound and Music’s Adopt a Music Creator

Thu 3 March 2022

Composer Caitlin Harrison embarks on a creative journey alongside two UK orchestras

2018 composition graduate Caitlin Harrison has been commissioned to work with Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra and Reading Youth Orchestra as part of Sound and Music’s Adopt a Music Creator 2022 scheme.

Run in partnership with Making Music and supported by the PRS Foundation, the project pairs promising composers and creators with vocal and instrumental ensembles from around the UK.

The collaborations will culminate in a premiere performance and recording, broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The new commissions will also be added to Making Music’s library of repertoire and made available to leisure-time ensembles across the country.

On her participation in Adopt a Music Creator, Harrison comments –

“It has been very exciting to be paired with not only one but two orchestras as part of Marking Music’s Adopt a Music Creator scheme. I am grateful for the opportunity to write for the vibrant musicians of Reading Youth Orchestra and the Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra and the early stages of collaboration have set the stage for a fantastic project.”

Since graduating from Trinity Laban, the Oxford-based composer has been shortlisted for the NCEM Young Composers Competition 2020, Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra’s Emerging Composers Competition 2020, and the Henfrey Composition Prize 2021. She has previously had works performed by the Kreutzer Quartet, Oxford Philharmonic, and the BBC Singers.

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