Barlow Prize Announced: New Concerto to be Premiered by Joseph Alessi

The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University has announced Benjamin Ellin as winner of the 2009 Barlow Prize, which includes a $20,000 cash prize and a commission to compose a new concerto for trombone and orchestra. The concerto will be premiered by Joseph Alessi with the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra in 2011.

ellinBritish composer Benjamin Ellin’s recent projects include Tafahum, a concerto for ney and orchestra; a major viola work for Rivka Golani; a harp concerto; and the opera Welcome to Deen. His website can be found here. The official Barlow announcement can be found here.