The Fanfare Competition gives 11-to-16-year-olds across the UK the chance to have their music played to thousands at the Royal Opera House, London.
Every year, the Royal Opera House challenges 11-to-16-year-olds to compose their own fanfare – a short piece of music designed to grab attention. The ten winning entries are played before performances at the Royal Opera House to let the audience know it is time to take their seats.
We have been delighted and overwhelmed by the quantity and calibre of entries for our Fanfare competition. The panel of judges found it extremely difficult to choose but selected 10 final fanfares from over 200 entries. Thank you to everyone who took part.
The 10 winners, in no particular order, are:
- Rebecca Worboys, age 12, and Christina Anker, agef 11, from Burgoyne School, Bedfordshire
- Laurence Wilkins, aged 13, individual entry, London
- Anoushka Sharp, aged 13, from North London Collegiate School
- Imogen Brown, aged14, from Oakham School, Rutland
- Yuri Bryars, aged 13, from Oakham School, Rutland
- George Darby, age 13, and William Wright, aged 13, from Stoneygate School, Leicestershire
- John Wiseman, aged 15, from Cockermouth School, Cumbria
- Jay Richardson, aged 15, from Comberton Village College, Cambridge
- Miriam Chapman-Rosenfeld, aged 16, from King Edward VI School, Southampton
- Daniel Hall, aged 16, from Poltair School, St Austell, Cornwall