Congratulations to Rachel Burnett who was entered and shortlisted for the Final of the BBC Young Composers Competition. This is a great achievement and Rachel should be immensely proud of her success. Although just missing out on the winning spot, the BBC Proms congratulated Rachel personally, “I’m writing to let you know that out of the hundreds of entries we received yours was one which was shortlisted by this year’s judges. While you didn’t win this year I wanted to let you know the judges were very impressed with your piece. Congratulations!”
BBC competitions are renowned for their professional high standards and to receive such an accolade is hugely impressive. Deputy Head at MTGS, Dr. M. Bush, said that “Rachel has a rare talent, notably because she has a natural flare in everything that she does musically, which is, in my experience, very unusual indeed. Academically, creatively and through performance she has outstanding technique and sensitivity in all genres!”
Rachel has been invited to apply to the competition again next year and we hope to see more great successes from her in the years to come.