Composing Competition Judges 2018
Edward Gregson is a composer of international standing, whose music has been performed, broadcast, and commercially recorded worldwide. His major commissions have included works for the English Chamber Orchestra, the Bournemouth, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, and Hallé orchestras, with performances by orchestras and ensembles around the world.
He has had a highly successful career as an academic, is a Writer Director of PRS for Music, and until recently a Trustee of the PRS Foundation. He has also been the recipient of a dozen honorary Doctorates and Fellowships from various English universities and conservatoires.
Scott Stroman is a conductor, composer, performer and educator in a uniquely broad range of musical styles embracing classical, jazz and world music. He directs Eclectic Voices and the London Jazz Orchestra, is Artistic Director of Highbury Opera Theatre, and has worked with the LPO, London Sinfonietta, Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Chamber Orchestra, Western Sinfonia, Opera de Lyon, Toulon Opera, and numerous professional, amateur, and youth orchestras, choirs, and bands throughout the UK and Europe.
He is a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and has recently completed an opera based on Nick Hornby's book Fever Pitch.