Ten works were heard in all, with the composers taking part from the Royal Northern College of Music, Chethams and Manchester University. One composer was chosen from each of those institutions.
The successful composers are:
Jonathan Woolgar (Chethams) will have his work Asesinato en la Danza showcased on the 13 March 2010 at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
Steven Jackson (RNCM) whose work One Hundred Years Above a Kitchen will be performed at the RNCM on April 23 and 24, 2010.
Jose Guillermo Puello (Manchester University) will see his composition Cojuelo Spirit played on 21 and 22 May, 2010 at the Bridgewater Hall.
The workshops gave the composers a vital opportunity to have a dialogue with the musicians who'll ultimately have to play their works. For some this was the first opportunity to hear their compositions played by professional musicians.
Junior Fellow in Conducting at the RNCM Eduardo Portal acted as a bridge between the aspiring composers and the Manchester Camerata musicians. Click here to find out why he thinks this kind of process is vital.