Steinberg has long been associated with National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB), but its expanded support role opens the doors to new music and other benefits as part of the NYCGB Young Composers and Fellowship schemes.
This includes the commissioning of three new works from British-Iranian experimental composer, turntablist and artist, Shiva Feshareki, and one of the UK’s most exciting new choral composers, Dubai-based Joanna Marsh. Feshareki is creating a new experimental work for the National Youth Choir. Marsh is composing a new piece for the National Youth Girls’ Choir and Steinberg will also be sponsoring a graduate from the 2020 Young Composers’ Scheme to compose a new work for the National Youth Training Choir.
Apart from financial funding, Steinberg are also giving members of the schemes free licences and training in its latest Dorico Pro notation software, which offers professional quality printed output and playback features as well as hundreds of specialist notations, features and sounds.
Ben Parry, NYCGB Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, said, ‘We are thrilled to have developed this partnership with Steinberg which enhances our work across a number of areas. Steinberg’s specialist expertise is of huge benefit to NYCGB, and directly supports the emerging professional singers and composers of the future as well as enabling the creation of exciting new choral music, through our New Music Programme.’
Daniel Spreadbury, Steinberg’s Product Marketing Manager, responded, ‘Building on the first year of our partnership in 2020, we are proud to be able to support NYCGB’s Young Composers scheme and the commissioning of new music in 2021. The musical experiences provided to young people from all around the UK by NYCGB are vital and invaluable, and Steinberg is delighted to play a small part in helping the organisation make it happen.’