- Meera Kofkin and Abigail McDonald, Potton Middle School
- Ho-Ting Natasha Fung, Henry Floyd Grammar School
- Tabitha Butler, Ulverston Victoria High School
- Alexandra Nicklin, Ulverston Victoria High School
- Manish Sanga, Purcell School
- Jonathan Andrew Blake, Bedford School
- Ka Youn Yoo, Purcell School
- Abigail Billingham and Sophie Gormley, Newport Girls High School
- Alfred Roberts, County Upper School
- Natasha Erdmann, Oakham School
Announcing our Fanfare 2018 winners!
After a shortlisting and selection process involving staff and artists from the Royal Opera House, we are delighted to announce our winners, who were selected from over 100 entries received for this year’s competition. They are:
The annual Fanfare competition is open to 11-18 year-olds and gives young people the opportunity to create a short piece of music to let the audience know to return to their seats during the intervals of performances of opera and ballet. Our winners will be invited to the Royal Opera House to attend an orchestration workshop in March, where they will develop their compositions with educator/composer Steven Berryman. They will then attend the recording day in April where they will hear their music come to life, played by members of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House under the direction of Music Director of The Royal Opera Sir Antonio Pappano.
The winning Fanfares will then be played at performances throughout the 2018/19 Season.
As with previous years, the standard of entries was extremely high and we would like to thank everyone who composed fanfares for this year’s competition!
ROH Fanfare Motif Bank50 mins
A motif in a piece of music is a dominant or repeating idea. It is an important musical gesture which a composer uses as a building block. A motif is usually an idea that lends itself to experimentation and change, and has clearly defined features that a composer will manipulate to develop their musical ideas.
Entries for the 2018 Fanfare competition have now closed.
3 March 2018 Orchestration workshops at the Royal Opera House, London
11 April 2018 Recording of winning fanfares at the Royal Opera House, London
Terms and conditions
Please read our terms and conditions (below) carefully before you start your fanfare composition project.