The Commonwealth International Composition Award Shortlist Announced


Childhood Impressions by Xiaole Zhan (New Zealand)
Hero’s Journey No 2 by Andrew Udal – (Australia)
Time by Devon Mallin Halim – (Indonesia)
Vorfreude by Nathaniel Koh – (New Zealand)
Be the Light by Hui Zhou Rong Isaiah – (Singapore)
Jive of the Jumble by Aliyah Ramatally – (Trinidad and Tobago)
Fou by Brianna Georges – (Antigua and Barbuda)
Ashore by Khadijah Simon – (Antigua and Barbuda)
Classic Arab by Dana Al Tajer – (Bahrain)
Kawbatau by Virginia Baird – (New Zealand)


Antigua and Barbuda – Erienne Peters – The Reckoning
India – Manuel Dias – Synchronicity in A minor
New Zealand – Emily Gambrill – School Bells

News and Projects

The Commonwealth Resounds travelled to Rwanda

In July 2018, two members of The Commonwealth Resounds travelled to Rwanda for a partnership-building trip linked to CHOGM 2020.  Read their report here.  There was a great deal of interest from musical and cultural partners in the different regions of Rwanda, and...

Instruments of Creation

We've been using the Commonwealth's Blue Charter and Climate Change policies as our starting place and theme for creating and composing new pieces of music with the children in three Jesuit Missions schools and they will be performing them, alongside some of our own...

Concert at the Indian High Commission’s Nehru Centre

Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London W1K 1HF 6.30pm, Thursday September 12th 2019 Our musical programme showcased the fusion of Western Classical music with Indian Traditional music, by combining the strings and tabla of our Ensemble. Classical works...

Final Shortlist Announced

We are delighted to announce the final shortlist for our First Commonwealth International Composition Award in association with ABRSM and The Purcell School. The number and standard of entries was extremely high and the judges were very impressed with every single...

The Commonwealth International Composition Award

We have received a large number of entries from all over the world for the Commonwealth International Composition Award. The closing date for Year 1 was July 31st 2019. Young composers who are highly commended and those who reach the shortlist will be announced on...

The Commonwealth International Composition Award

Visit The Commonwealth International Composition Award is open to young composers all over the world. We are offering exceptional levels of online training and support to all those who wish to take part. Four Commonwealth countries...

The Commonwealth@70 Resounds in Antigua and Barbuda

June 6th -16th 2019 - As part of the Commonwealth's 70th Anniversary celebrations, an exciting new training/skill-sharing programme for young musicians was created by the High Commissioner of Antigua and Barbuda, The Commonwealth Resounds, the Royal Over-Seas League...

Solomon Islands Tour!

We are excited that our Ensemble in Residence, the Dionysus Ensemble, is looking forward to a tour to the Solomon Islands. The group is looking forward to working with a number of organisations on the islands including the Piano Association of Solomon Islands (PASI)...

Creativity in the Commonwealth

On Tuesday May 14th, Alison Cox OBE, TCR’s Founder and Chair of Trustees was invited to the Houses of Parliament by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, UK  to speak about Creativity in the Commonwealth, along with Mr Gee the Poet and Daniel Hatton from the...

The Commonwealth Resounds connecting musical cultures since 2005

We promote music and musicians across the Commonwealth through collaborative events worldwide with a particular focus on young people and the developing world. Thousands of our musicians have been involved in our life-changing projects and gala performances including the opening of the Royal Commonwealth Society’s brand-new auditorium in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, as part of Prince Charles's Official Dinner for the 53 Heads of Government in Sri Lanka and at the Official Launch of the Prince's Trust in Malta. Our musicians have also given regular appearances at the Commonwealth Observance Day services at Westminster Abbey and at Commonwealth Forums Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Uganda, Perth and Sri Lanka. In 2015 our Commonwealth Festival Choir and Orchestra gave a Concert for the President of Malta at Verdala Palace in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund. We have been proudly supported by the Royal Over Seas League, the International Federation of Musicians, the Musicians’ Union Phonographic Performance Ltd, The Royal Society of St George and numerous Rotary Clubs throughout the UK and overseas.