OARE STRING ORCHESTRA The only specialist string orchestra in Kent. Based near Faversham.
Winner of six Performing Right Society Enterprise Awards for initiative in the programming and performing of contemporary music, Oare String Orchestra has run four Composing Competitions. The first, in 1992 commemorated the orchestra’s 10th anniversary and was for strings alone, without soloist. The second Competition, held in 1995, gave the composer a choice of solo instruments – oboe d’amore, cor anglais, or French horn. The competition in 2003, celebrated the orchestra’s 21st anniversary, and was for a strings-only work of up to 5 minutes. By 2003 Internet and music software had made their mark. There were now more than 250 entrants, with as many from outside the UK as within. Very few scores arrived in traditional manuscript. The 2012 Composing Competition was for a work for solo viola and string orchestra, an enterprise in which we were delighted to work with Martin Outram, the distinguished violist.
Composing Competitions More about the competitions … More about the competitions …
OARE STRING ORCHESTRA The only specialist string orchestra in Kent. Based near Faversham.
Winner of six Performing Right Society Enterprise Awards for initiative in the programming and performing of contemporary music, Oare String Orchestra has run four Composing Competitions. The first, in 1992 commemorated the orchestra’s 10th anniversary and was for strings alone, without soloist. The second Competition, held in 1995, gave the composer a choice of solo instruments – oboe d’amore, cor anglais, or French horn. The competition in 2003, celebrated the orchestra’s 21st anniversary, and was for a strings-only work of up to 5 minutes. By 2003 Internet and music software had made their mark. There were now more than 250 entrants, with as many from outside the UK as within. Very few scores arrived in traditional manuscript. The 2012 Composing Competition was for a work for solo viola and string orchestra, an enterprise in which we were delighted to work with Martin Outram, the distinguished violist.
Composing Competitions More about the competitions … More about the competitions …