Recorder player and composer Rowena Jones was awarded first prize in the Upper Junior: ages 15 -16 category of the BBC Young Composers Competition 2020 with her Recorder Sextet “SPRING 2020”. This is an annual competition for 12 to 18 year olds across the UK who create their own original music. Rowena will now participate in a tailored development programme working with a mentor composer on a project with the BBC Concert Orchestra which will be performed and broadcast in a special young composers concert at the BBC Proms in 2021.
Rowena studies at Purcell School with Barbara Law and is grateful for the support she has received from the Walter Bergmann Fund. You can watch a video of her winning composition at the bottom of this page.
More info about the BBC Young Composers Competition can be found here.