New Cobbett Prize: Winners announced

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Following performances of all the finalists’ pieces at the Forge on the 10th December, the New Cobbett Prize panel announced this year’s winners.

Samuel Wesley Lewis wins 1st prize with Sequenza for string quintet with bass. He receives a £500 commission from the ensemble and a recording of his entry on our forthcoming album of the winning pieces, due in 2015 on Resonus Classics.

Barnaby Martin (Lazarus, for mixed ensemble) and Laurence Osborn (Living Floors, for cello and double bass) are runners-up, and will both be recorded for the competition album.