Sarah Jenkins wins BBC composition prize - Summer 2017

Congratulations to Sarah on winning first prize for the senior category in the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers' Competition 2017! She won the top prize for her piece Three Miniatures of Ynws Lawd which was then played at a special Proms composers' concert. This was broadcast on Radio...

Teacher grade 1 challenge - Summer 2017

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Matrix students play at the first UK JOC Jan 2016

Click 'read more' to watch the four performers from Matrix play their compositions at this composition concert, held in the concert hall at Birmingham University.

The performers were Max Blansjaar, Kate Taylor, Eliya Dhesi and Martin Ludden, all either current students or graduates of the...

JXC video made at Matrix, Nov 2015

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We are very grateful to Mike Lord, of Blue Lotus Media, who made a short video with the Matrix teachers to give parents a taster of what happens in the Junior Extension Course.



UK composition concert Burton on Trent, January 2015

Beatrice Marshall and Max Blansjaar, along with classmates and choir of JXC and JAC students, travelled by coach with teachers and families to Burton on Trent to perform their compositions alongside other composers from Burton and Nottingham Yamaha Music Schools. Beatrice, helped by her friends...

Max plays his composition at 2015 EJOC in London

Listen to Max Blansjaar perform his piano composition 'The Cat and the Butterfly'. This was the first time that a European Junior Original Concert had been held in the UK He was joined by two other young composers from the UK and other young composers from France, Spain, Germany and Italy.

Alejandra plays at the 2011 EJOC in Hamburg

Listen to Alejandra Priestman-Degano's piece 'Theme and Variations'. Alejandra and her teacher, Lindsay MacKenzie, travelled to Hamburg to perform her piece at Europe's fourth European Junior Original Concert.



Nathan plays at the 2010 EJOC in Vienna

Nathan Hawkes, 11, represented the UK at this year's EJOC. His composition, 'Forest in a Nutshell', has three movements: The Squirrel, The Bear and The Eagle. Co-performers included students from Germany, France, Austria, Greece and Portugal. Nathan is currently studying JXC Book 8 with Antonia...


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