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.
British 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.