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Kristina Wolfe, composer of her work Planctus, is the Winner of the 2016 VQ New Works Competition. After an evening celebrating new music at the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building at St. Hilda's College, Oxford University, Kristina's piece was voted by the audience as the winner on 27th May 2016. The prizes of the final, announced by presenter Paul Gambaccini, were in this order:
Kristina Wolfe - Planctus
For the Villiers Quartet, running the VQ New Works Competition is like leaping into a pool of endless creativity. The musical experimentation and insight from composers we receive is always electrifying. The result is that we too are encouraged to experiment, and push beyond our comfort zone as a quartet. The fundamental relationship between composer and performer is reinforced.