Posted on 27 January 2016
Frederick's piece Sleeping Gomatz was performed at the final on 22 January 2016 by the Royal Northern Sinfonia and selected as the overall winner by a panel of experts including Sally Beamish, John Casken and Agustin Fernández as well as Royal Northern Sinfonia’s Music Director Lars Vogt.
Judging panel member John Casken commented:
Frederick Viner has written a ravishing piece which uses the orchestra in an expressive and interesting way. The harmonies and textures he draws from Mozart’s original aria are constantly engaging and the piece has a clear structure and sense of purpose. I would certainly want to hear this piece again.