Third year undergraduate Frederick Viner wins Mozarts of Tomorrow competition

Posted on 27 January 2016

Frederick Viner was awarded first prize in the final at the Sage Gateshead on 22 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.