‘You have to write for yourself, ultimately’– we asked a composer to share his four top tips

21 February 2017, 16:47

John Brunning

By Lizzie Davis

As well as being one of our presenters, John Brunning is a composer whose music has been recorded by guitarists Craig Ogden, Xufei Yang and choral ensemble The King’s Singers

This year Classic FM is going to commission six new pieces from composers who are no older than Classic FM itself (which turns 25 this September).

You can find out more about how to be considered for one of the commissions here.

But before you get started, here are some pearls of wisdom from John Brunning:

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