Publication date: 15/10/2007
Guto Puw, BBC NOW resident composer and Lecturer in Composition at the University's School of Music, has been short listed for a BBC British Composer Award 2007.
Guto Puw is one of 12 composers shortlisted for the Radio 3 Listeners' Award presented by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters in association with Radio 3. Listeners can vote online for one of the 12 pieces, each being for BBC commissions premiered between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2007.
Guto's Oboe Concerto was first broadcast on 17 May (played by the BBC NOW) and can be heard again on Radio 3's 'Artist Focus' (22.30-23.00) on 17 October or on the website:
Said Guto: "I am so pleased that the Oboe Concerto has been nominated for the award. It is so exciting because there are so many composers on the list with such different styles and approach, so it will be quite interesting to see who the public will favour."
Professor Thomas Schmidt-Beste, Head of Bangor's School of Music said: "To have Guto's work nominated in the company of some of the greatest composers of our time -- like Brian Ferneyhough and Michael Nyman -- is further evidence of his rising stature in the realm of contemporary composition. The School feels privileged to have the foremost Welsh composer of the younger generation on its staff."
Guto Puw's appointment with BBC National Orchestra of Wales is for a three year period running until the end of 2008. During this time he will write three works, two of which are being commissioned by BBC Radio 3 on behalf of the Orchestra.
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