Panufnik Composers Scheme


The Panufnik Composers Scheme is an exciting initiative offering six emerging composers each year the opportunity to write for a world-class symphony orchestra.

It has been devised by the Orchestra in association with Lady Panufnik in memory of her late husband, the composer Sir Andrzej Panufnik, and is generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and the Helen Hamlyn Trust

Under the guidance of renowned composer Colin Matthews, the scheme enables composers to experiment over time and develop their orchestral writing skills. Composers form collaborative musical relationships with LSO players as well as having their compositions put under the microscope by the LSO and François-Xavier Roth in a public workshop rehearsal – a major learning curve.

2017 Composers Announced

We are delighted to announced that the following composers have been selected to take part in the 2017 Panufnik Composers Scheme:

James Hoyle
Grace-Evangeline Mason
Sophya Polevaya
Emma Wilde
Alexander Woolf
Han Xu

Congratulations to all six composers.

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2016 scheme

Benjamin Ashby, Amy Bryce, Gonçalo Gato, Daniel Kidane, Liam Mattison and Donghoon Shin are took part in the 2016 Panufnik Composers Scheme.

The 2016 scheme culminated with a public workshop on 20 April 2017 during which the new three-minute works were rehearsed by François-Xavier Roth and the London Symphony Orchestra at LSO St Luke’s.

After the workshop it was announced that Donghoon Shin was awarded the 10-minute commission and Liam Mattison was awarded the five-minute commission.

Current and Previous participants

2017: James Hoyle, Grace-Evangeline Mason, Sophya Polevaya, Emma Wilde, Alexander Woolf, Han Xu
2016: Benjamin Ashby, Amy Bryce, Gonçalo Gato, Daniel Kidane, Liam Mattison~, Donghoon Shin*
2015: Patrick Giguère~, Deborah Pritchard, Daniel Moreira, Daniel-Lewis Fardon, Bethan Morgan-Williams, Ewan Campbell*
2014
: Michael Cryne, Michael Cutting, Vitalija Glovacytė, Alex Roth, Jack Sheen*, Michael Taplin~
2013: Kim Ashton, Benjamin Graves, Jae-Moon Lee, James Moriarty~, Elizabeth Ogonek*, Richard Whalley
2012: Patrick Brennan~, Leo Chadburn, David Coonan, Bushra El-Turk, Ryan Latimer, Aaron Parker*
2011: Matthew Kaner*, Michael Langemann, Joanna Lee, Alastair Putt~, Duncan Ward, Mihyun Woo
2010: Nancie Eloise Gynn~, Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, Christopher Mayo, Edward Nesbit*, Dan Stern, Elizabeth Winters~
2009: Edmund Finnis, Francisco Coll Garcia~, Fung Lam, Vlad Maistorovici*, Max de Wardener^, Toby Young
2008: Andrew McCormack*, Joshua Penduck, Matthew Sargeant, Sasha Siem+, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Raymond Yiu^
2007: Elspeth Brooke, Emily Howard+, Tom Lane, Charlie Piper*, Evis Sammoutis, Anjula Semmens
2006: Larry Goves, Emily Hall+, Christian Mason+^, Matthew Rogers, Martin Suckling+, Jason Yarde*+
2005 (pilot): Daniel Basford, John Douglas Templeton, Philip Venables

Key:
*10-minute commission
~5-minute commission
+UBS Soundscapes: Pioneers Commission
^LSO Artist Commission (commissioned to write a piece for a visiting artist or artists for performance in LSO concerts at the Barbican or LSO St Luke’s. Artists have included Midori, Lang Lang and the Silk Strings and Hugh Masekela)

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A decade of the Panufnik Composers Scheme: where are they now?
Part I | Part II

 

'My composer husband, Andrzej Panufnik, received three commissions and recorded most of his symphonic music with the LSO. He worried about how young composers could nowadays attain essential experience with highest level orchestras: this project fulfils his dream.'
Lady Panufnik

Commissions

Each year two composers from the years' intake are commissioned to write an additional 10-minute or 5-minute commission, to be played by the LSO at a main-stage LSO concert at the Barbican. We are proud of the pantheon of works produced as a result of this scheme since 2007:

10-minute commissions:
Donghoon Shin title tbc (world premiere tbc)
Ewan Campbell title tbc (world premiere 25 March 2018)
Jack Sheen Lung (world premiere 25 September 2016)
Elizabeth Ogonek Sleep & Unremembrance (world premiere 13 March 2016)
Aaron Parker 51°58’N/1°19’E-300514 (world premiere 18 December 2014)
Matthew Kaner The Calligrapher's Manuscript (world premiere 19 September 2013)
Edward Nesbit Parallels (world premiere 29 November 2012)
Vlad Maistorovici Halo (world premiere 13 March 2011)
Andrew McCormack Incentive (world premiere 10 December 2009)
Charlie Piper The Twittering Machine (world premiere 26 October 2008)
Jason Yarde All Souls Seek Joy (world premiere 28 November 2007

5 minute commissions:
Liam Mattison title tbc (world premiere tbc)
Patrick Giguère title tbc (world premiere 15 April 2018)
Michael Taplin Ebbing Tides (world premiere 14 December 2016)
James Moriarty Windows (world premiere 6 December 2015)
Patrick Brennan Ballabile (world premiere 5 February 2015)
Alastair Putt Spiral (world premiere 12 June 2014)
Eloise Nancie Gynn Anahata (world premiere 24 March 2012)
Francisco Coll Hidd'n Blue (world premiere 15 January 2012)

 

Generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and the Helen Hamlyn Trust

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Daniel Kidane

The Panufnik Legacies II

The Panufnik Legacies II

'With The Panufnik Legacies II, the LSO has assembled a tremendously appealing collection of new orchestral pieces, reflecting a varied and dynamic generation of English composers — as vital a contribution to the field as it is satisfying to the ear.'

Review from WQXR: Q2 Music Album of the Week

Featured on this release are works by Panufnik alumni Kim B Ashton, Leo Chadburn, Bushra El-Turk, Matthew Kaner, James Moriarty, Elizabeth Ogonek, Aaron Parker, Alastair Putt and Duncan Ward, and Composition Director Colin Matthews.

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