Our Partners

The Commonwealth Resounds

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The Commonwealth Resounds was created in 2005 and ran its first programmes in Malta, as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings  (March 2005).

Since 2005, The Commonwealth Resounds has developed innovative projects, partnerships and performances and has worked with thousands of musicians in many different countries, including Malta, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, India, Australia, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, Botswana, Antigua and Barbuda, Rwanda, The Bahamas and Guyana.

The Commonwealth Resounds has a particular focus upon young people and the developing world. It is a Registered Charity (no 1160119) and an Accredited Commonwealth Organisation.


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ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, holding over 650,000 assessments in more than 90 countries every year.

As a registered charity, we also make significant donations towards music education initiatives around the world.

Through our sponsorship of this competition we want to encourage young composers as they find and develop their musical voice, ensuring a more diverse musical future for all of us.

The Purcell School

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The Purcell School is one of the UK’s leading specialist music schools.  The School holds a UNESCO Mozart Gold Medal in recognition of its unique contribution to music, education and international culture, and in 2016, was made a Fazioli Pianoforti Centre of Excellence.

The School is well-known for nurturing the very best talented young musicians, including three recent BBC Young Musician of the Year winners, Lara Melda (2010), Martin James Bartlett (2014), and Alexandra Ridout (Jazz Award 2016).  Pupils regularly win scholarships to the best music colleges in the UK and abroad, and enjoy frequent success in competitions locally, nationally and internationally.  Just a few of The Purcell School’s distinguished alumni include Oliver Knussen CBE, Catrin Finch, Nicholas Daniel, Julius Drake, Yevgeny Sudbin, Karim Said, Mica Levi, and Jacob Collier.

‘…it gives me great hope for the future of the music profession when I hear what these young people are capable of’  

Sir Simon Rattle OM CBE President of The Purcell School


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Dorico is the professional music notation software from Steinberg. It helps you to write music notation, producing printed results of exceptional quality — and plays it back with breathtaking realism. It is easy enough for anyone to learn, yet has hundreds of advanced notations, features, options and sounds to satisfy even the most demanding professionals.

Dorico comes in two versions: Dorico Pro for music professionals and educators, and Dorico Elements providing the perfect introduction to the world of scoring.