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Nathan Dearden wins Making Music prize

Welsh composer Nathan James Dearden has been announced "Best music creator for leisure-time music group" winner at the Making Music 2022 Awards on 22 September. He received the prize for his work i breathe inspired by his relationship to nature and the Welsh landscape and which he wrote for National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

The panel for this category included Debbie Wiseman OBE (Making Music President); Dorothy Wilson MBE (Making Music Chair); Russell Keable (Music Director, Kensington Symphony Orchestra); Sally Groves MBE (former Creative Director of Schott Music).

Barbara Eifler, Making Music Chief Executive, said:

“The quality and creativity of groups and artists are evident in the shortlists and winners of these awards. We are delighted to be shining a much-deserved light on these talented groups and the dedicated individuals who work with them, and who help the UK leisure-time music sector to remain so vibrant.”

Debbie Wiseman OBE, Making Music President, said:

“I am deeply impressed by the talent, musicianship and boundless enthusiasm of not just the winners but all nominees for this year’s Making Music Awards. It was a pleasure to listen to such a diverse selection of music, and it was a tremendously difficult decision to name a winner in each category, because the quality of the music making, as in previous years, continues to be of the highest standard.”

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