In August 2015, supported by PRS for Music Foundation, we will record our third album for Resonus Classics featuring the winners of our inaugural New Cobbett Prize for composition: Samuel Wesley Lewis, Laurence Osborn and Barnaby Martin.
The prize-winning pieces were selected by a distinguished panel of judges at the Grand Final at The Forge, Camden […]
On the 27th May Lachlan, our double bassist, appeared live on Radio New Zealand where he discussed life as a musician in London as well as the New Cobbett Prize with presenter David Morriss. Also broadcast were tracks from the new album – the New Zealand radio premiere of Michael Berkeley’s Clarion Call and Gallop and the last movement from […]
The Berkeley Ensemble / Resonus Classics
New Cobbett Prize for Composition
Walter Willson Cobbett was a philanthropist of great importance during the early twentieth century who helped to forge a British school of chamber composition from Bridge to Turnage and beyond. Inspired by his pioneering work, the Berkeley Ensemble is launching a new competition for composers, alongside […]