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PRS Foundation announce recipients of the Composers' Fund

26 August 2020

Alasdair Nicolson, Deirdre Gribbin, Gazelle Twin, Jasdeep Singh Degun, Shirley J. Thompson, Sinan Carter Savaskan, Supriya Nagarajan, Tansy Davies are the eight talented composers to receive a grant from PRS Foundation’s Composers’ Fund in 2020.

The Composers’ Fund supports the creative and professional development of talented composers with a strong track record and at pivotal stages in their career. Launched by PRS Foundation in 2016 the fund offers grants of up to £10,000 to support and enable composers to realise projects and ambitions that may not be possible through traditional commissioning models.

Since its launch the fund has supported projects such as recordings, the promotion and performance of existing works, international co-commissions and development, performer collaboration, residencies, sabbaticals or childcare costs and project or promotional support.

This round is the first of the new partnership with Jerwood Arts which enables increased support to composers that meet the fund’s criteria and whose activities take place in the UK and who are less than 10 years into their career.

 

The full list of recipients of the Composer’s Fund are:

Alasdair Nicolson – recording three string quartet pieces and CD release

Deirdre Gribbin – recording large-scale composition and childcare costs

Gazelle Twin – research and development, recording and creative development time

Jasdeep Singh Degun – creation of a new solo work for sitar and recording

Shirley J. Thompson – development of an opera series

Sinan Carter Savaskan – recording, digital development and promotion of ongoing major work

Supriya Nagarajan – recording, musician fees, mixing, mastering, promotion and album release

Tansy Davies – CD production, promotion and release

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