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BACKGROUND MUSIC

The background music for this page is "Singing Game" Op.65 for String Quartet and Chorus.

Biography

Andrew M. Wilson was born in 1960 in England and studied music at Trinity College of Music and London University. He was Director of Music at Kelly College, Tavistock until becoming the Director of Studies of the National College of Music, London in 2015. He is a very busy composer. His orchestral, chamber choral and solo instrumental works have been widely recorded, published and performed all over the world, from Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, and London’s Royal Albert Hall to Tucson Arizona. His works are regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3. He has won many awards for his compositions, including the City of London Harvest of the Sea Prize, the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Celebrating Dorset Prize, the Project Trio Composition Award in NYC, the University of Alabama Chamber Ensemble Competition the Luciano Casalino Prize 2020 in Oviedo, Spain and the North California Viola Society Composition Competition 2021. He is a finalist in Norwich Baroque’s Losh-Atkinson Historic Sounds Competition with an extended work for Harpsichord and Strings. “A Requiem for Peace”, was premiered in St Andrew’s Minster, Plymouth, by the South West Chamber Choir with funding from the Vaughan Williams Trust, and but for the global pandemic, 2020 would have the first performance of “The Pilgrim Fathers” in Southampton, England for the city’s Mayflower 400 celebrations, and “The Morgowr” commissioned for the Cornwall Youth Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary concert in Truro Cathedral. He lives in Tavistock, Devon and is also the conductor of the Callington Singers in Cornwall. In 2021 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi University, Miami, Florida USA.

Recent Awards

March 2021 Northern California Viola Society Competition FIRST PRIZE (Viola & Cesario)
July 2020 Luciano Casalino Violin Competition FIRST PRIZE ("Serenata for 2 Violins")
July 2018 University of Alabama Chamber Ensemble Competition FIRST PRIZE ("Jennycliff Bay")
December 2017 Hendrix Carol Competition FINALIST
November 2017 LAUDEM Montreal, Canada Competition FINALIST
May 2017 Bristol Organists' Composing Competition FINALIST
January 2017 Project Trio, New York City Competition FIRST PRIZE ("Rapid Transit")
September 2016 New Cambridge Singers competition FINALIST
June 2016 Norwich Baroque composing competition FINALIST
April 2016 Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir "Celebrating Dorset" Competition FIRST PRIZE ("A Dorset Legend")
December 2015 Dorking Choral Society Carol Competition FINALIST
November 2015 Greyfriars' Kirk, Church of Scotland Composing Competition FINALIST
October 2015 St Mary-at-Hill, City of London "Harvest of the Sea" Composing Competition FIRST PRIZE ("The Fishery of Souls)
February 2015 Small Choirs Composing Competition FIRST PRIZE ("Thankful Remembrance")