We'd like to announce Cassie White as the winner of this year's Britten's Young Songwriter Competition. Congratulations to Cassie!
Tammas Slater was Highly Commended for his entry. Find out more about both of them below. We were overwhelmed with entries this year, and send out a big thank you to all that took part. We will soon up recordings of both Cassie and Tammas' pieces - so keep your eyes peeled.
Cassie began learning guitar and piano when she was twelve, and started composing music soon after. Although she loves all genres of music, her real love is Musical Theatre, which she came to realise when she was involved in a school production of Les Misérables. From there, she began taking singing lessons, joined the school choir, and became interested in choral music. With the school choir, she has toured Austria and Germany, and will hopefully be touring Prague next year.
Cassie is currently preparing for my Grade 8 Musical Theatre and Piano exams. As well as this and studying for her A Levels, she is also writing a musical which she hopes to have performed one day. Next year Cassie is hoping to study Music at university and develop my compositions there. Outside of music, Cassie enjoys reading, writing, and photography.
Tammas Slater studies the piano, organ and composition at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. He passed his DipABRSM diploma on piano at the age of 13 and is currently Organ Scholar at St Margaret’s Church Ilkley. His notable successes this year have been as a winner of the BBC Inspire Composers’ Competition and Regional Winner of the EPTA UK competition.
He has composed for the BBC Singers and the Aurora Orchestra have performed his work at the BBC Proms. He regularly performs and conducts modern and contemporary music, particularly that of fellow students at Chetham’s.