20 July 2017
Jamie Farrow has been highly commended in the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composition Competition. This is a national competition that students from dedicated music schools frequently enter, making this achievement all the more remarkable. Previous winners of this competition have included Mark Simpson who has received numerous commissions from internationally regarded ensembles. Jamie’s submission O Magnum Mysterium (Reimagined) was one of three picked from a field of hundreds of participants and was praised by the judges for the imaginative way in which he set the text and the skill he had demonstrated at such a young age. We wish Jamie all the very best as he continues his musical studies at Manchester University after completing a gap-year placement at Exeter Cathedral.