The winners of the 2020 Commonwealth Composition Challenge were announced via an online Awards Ceremony yesterday at 7.00pm GMT.

Over 100 young people submitted pieces they had written, and this was shortlisted to 11 finalists. The range and quality of the submissions was outstanding. Listen to the shortlisted entries, and watch the awards ceremony on The Commonwealth Resounds YouTube channel.

Alison Cox, Founder and Director of The Commonwealth Resounds commented “There is so much musical talent in the Commonwealth. We were absolutely delighted by the quality of entries received.”

The three award winners are:

  • The Audience Vote: £250 – MALAYSIA – Eleanor Inn Rei Shuen aged 12, for her composition ‘Dear Fate’ for piano.
  • The Young Adjudicators’ Vote: £250 – INDIA – Tiara Michelle Oberoi aged 17 – ‘Lacrimosa’
  • The Commonwealth Composition Challenge Prizewinner Award: £500 and a commission to compose a piece for a professional ensemble and/or a special event – AUSTRALIA James Brew aged 13, for his composition ‘Pan-Xiety’ for string trio.