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Nicola LeFanu awarded the RPS Elgar Bursary 2014

Posted on 22 August 2014

Professor Emeritus Nicola LeFanu has been award the RPS Elgar Bursary, created to support the work of mature composers. She will write a new work for the BBC Symphony Orchestra to be premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

The bursary, which is funded by the royalties from Anthony Payne's completion of Elgar's Third Symphony, provides financial support to allow for the creation of a new work which "may push back musical boundaries, but not at the expense of accessibility and integrity: in short, a work of which Edward Elgar himself might have approved."

Nicola LeFanu is the fifth recipient of the bursary since its inception in 2002, following in the footsteps of Lyell Cresswell, Dominic Muldowney, Edwin Roxburgh and Jonathan Lloyd. She will write a new orchestral work to be premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra in its 2016/17 season; her last work for symphony orchestra was written in 1987.