Bertie Baigent wins Stainer & Bell composition competition
Bertie Baigent (2013) has won the 2015 Stainer & Bell Award for choral competition for his SATB setting of Christina Rossetti's An Echo from Willow-Wood.
He receives an award of £500 and the publication of the work in Stainer & Bell's digital choral series, Choral Now.
Bertie is currently in his second year reading music at Jesus College, Cambridge where he holds the position of organ scholar. His works have won a number of prizes, and have been performed by Britten Sinfonia, Fretwork, the Aurora Orchestra, and the Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge in venues including the Royal Festival Hall and Snape Maltings. In Memoriam In Nomine won the National Centre for Early Music's Young Composers' Award 2011, and was described by Michael Church (Independent) as 'an exquisite essay in post-Bartókian harmonies and textures'. He studies composition with Patrick Nunn.