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Inaugural Young Composer Competition Winner Announced

Inaugural Young Composer Competition Winner Announced

11 February 2020

The FSO is thrilled to announce that our inaugural Young Composer Competition has been won by Sam Gooderham, with his work ‘Candlewright’.  The judges described Candlewright as a “. . . compelling piece [that] we would very much like to play”. Sam has strong links with the local area, having grown up in Wokingham and attended Farnborough Sixth Form College, before studying at the University of Southampton, the Grieg Academy in Norway, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

We are very excited to meet Sam at an upcoming rehearsal and to start work on the piece - you too can hear it if you have tickets to our 14th March concert at Farnham Maltings!  You can read more about Sam on his personal website

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FSO Recordings by Farnborough Symphony Orchestra

  1. Strauss - Die Fledermaus Overture (excerpt 1)
  2. Strauss - Die Fledermaus Overture (excerpt 2)
  3. Khatchaturian - Adagio from Spartacus (excerpt)
  4. Brahms - Variations on a theme by Haydn (excerpt)
  5. Dvorak - Violin Concerto 1st movement (excerpt)
  6. Dvorak - Violin Concerto 2nd movement (excerpt)
  7. Dvorak - Violin Concerto 3rd movement (excerpt)
  8. Dvorak - Slavonic Dance
  9. Vaughan Williams - English Folk Song Suite
  10. Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Waltz
  11. Unknown - String Quartet Piece