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New TV Composers

BBC New Talent, in conjunction with the BBC's Natural History Unit, set budding composers the exciting challenge of writing an original and imaginative piece of music for a BBC natural history programme.


With such a high standard of entries the judges had a tough time selecting the 12 finalists. Watch the three minute clip of 'Galapagos' accompanied by the finalists' compositions, including the eventual winner Anne Nikitin.


WINNER: Anne Nikitin
Anne Nikitin It was Michael Nyman's score for The Piano that sparked Anne's desire to write music.
Anne's composition
Russell Dawson-Butterworth
Russell Dawson-Butterworth It was the big blockbusters in the late 1970s that got Russell hooked on creating music for film.
Russell's composition
Carl Harms
Carl Harms Carl's musical background covers an extensive range of styles, from hip-hop to folk.
Carl's composition
Nicola Renshaw
Nicola Renshaw It was a BBC carol competition that inspired Nicola to start writing music at age nine.
Nicola's composition
Paul Moessl
Paul Moessl Paul has experience in most music styles and calls himself a 'musical chameleon'.
Paul's composition
Simon Coleman
Simon Coleman Simon became interested in music at the age of 12, after becoming envious of his brother's guitar.
Simon's composition
Anthony Patterson
Anthony Patterson Anthony's styles range from rock/pop and sound design, to ethnic and orchestral music.
Anthony's composition
Andy Quin
Andy Quin An early starter, Andy had his first work broadcast on TV and radio at the age of 11.
Andy's composition
Dom James
Dom James Chorister turned composer, Dom has been creating pieces for film, TV and stage.
Dom's composition
Dale Sumner
Dale Sumner Dale's fascination for sound was cemented by watching films such as the Star Wars trilogy and Blade Runner.
Dale's composition
Alice Trueman
Alice Trueman Alice composes in a wide variety of styles from classical to experimental soundscape.
Alice's composition
Edward White
Edward White Ed's musical career began when he started playing session guitar for numerous recording artists. Edward's composition


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