Berwick New Music Competition

Joy Ingle (l) and Graham Kelly (r) with Gareth Davies, Town Clerk (c)

This was the first year of our New Music Competition, and we had a strong field of high-quality entrants from throughout the UK and abroad, for the Open Prize and the Berwick Prize, which were sponsored by Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council.

The six finalists were:

ilk (Joy Ingle), Herring and Gulls (Martin Trollope), Observing Tides 68°N 310°W (Graham Kelly), Boo Su (Amit Patel), A Wuthering Heights (Wu Yuting), and The End Sails from the North (Daniel Greenwich)

The Open Prize was awarded to composer Joy Ingle for her piece ilk.

Joy wrote that “ilk is a piece made up of field recordings taken of the area surrounding Backstone Beck on Ilkley moor in Autumn 2020, focusing on the sounds of water.”

Joy’s piece can be found HERE.

The Berwick Prize was awarded to composer Graham Kelly for his piece Observing Tides 68°N 310°W.

Graham wrote that “Observing Tides 68°N 310°W salutes the success of the Huygens Mission, and British and European scientific collaboration.”

Graham’s piece can be found HERE.

You can see Gareth Davies, Town Clerk of Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council, presenting the prizes HERE. 

Photo Credit: Huw Davies

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