Higher Education

Our Next Wave project, in partnership with Sound and Music, offered a full package of talent development opportunities to 18 composers across two programmes.  They worked with musicians from London Sinfonietta and Northern Sinfonia, leading soloists, conductors and senior composer mentors.  Following workshops, professional advice seminars and extended mentoring, the schemes culminated in digital recordings of the resulting works released on NMC, to coincide with premiere performances  at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Sage Gateshead. The composers have gone on to launch successful careers, citing the invaluable experience and exposure the scheme offered them.


Next Wave NMC and Sound and Music

Next Wave

The two albums in the Next Wave series feature 18 composers including Jack Sheen, Joanna Ward, Ben Gaunt, Georgia Rodgers, Maya Verlaak and Ryan Latimer.

Next Wave 1 recordings

Next Wave 2 recordings