03 February 2009

Nieuw Ensemble Composers' Professional Development Programme

Jenny Jackson has been selected to take part in a new professional development scheme for composers organised by the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and the Nieuw Ensemble of Amsterdam. She will spend two weekends in Amsterdam during February and April working alongside the Nieuw Ensemble to develop a new piece for them and the resulting work will receive a performance later in the year at the Huddersfield Festival.

The programme is being made available to four composers currently studying in Yorkshire. Apart from the attraction of working in close conjunction with the Nieuw Ensemble the scheme also offers the possibility of dialogue and exchange with young Dutch composers who have been taking part in a sister programme organised by the Amsterdam Conservatory.