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Brunel Bicentenary Composition Competition results

The panel would like to warmly congratulate Patrick Nunn who is studying for a PhD in composition at the Royal Academy of Music. In addition, the proposals by Canadian composer Scott Wilson, Italian composer Claudio Gabriele and Korean composer Sun-Young Pahg were highly commended.

The winning commission will be performed by cellist Matthew Barley and the SouthBank Sinfonia, conducted by Peter Wiegold, on September 28, 2006, at Cadogan Hall in London, sponsored by international law firm Eversheds and Brunel University. The work will be recorded for Quartz Records, as part of a CD of new music for cello and electronics.

It is expected that the winner will work closely with Matthew Barley.

The chairman of the judges' panel, Peter Wiegold said: "The standard of entries was extremely high, attracting a wide range of distinguished composers from global backgrounds. The range of nationalities represented included Japanese, Korean, Greek, Finnish, Italian, Mexican, Kazakhstani, American, Canadian, German, French, Polish, Greek Cypriot and British.

"We are delighted with the results of this competition and we look forward immensely to the public performance at Cadogan Hall, in London."

The panel of judges were: composer and conductor Professor Peter Wiegold, Chair of Music at Brunel University; composer Colin Riley, Subject leader in Music, Brunel University; and cellist Matthew Barley, Associate Artist, Brunel University.

The international competition for a new 12-minute work for solo cello and live electronic transformation and string orchestra was run by Brunel University, in West London, as part of its 2006 celebrations to mark the bicentenary of its namesake Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the 40th anniversary of its Royal Charter.