Steven's work strikes a note with judges

posted 20 Jan 2009, 06:52 by South Edinburgh Net Admin   [ updated 20 Jan 2009, 06:54 ]
A student from Marchmont has won a national music competition.

Steven Kelly, 18, has been named Sibelius Student Film Composer of the Year after beating more than 1800 hopefuls from across the UK.

Mr Kelly will now have his composition performed at a special awards ceremony at the Royal Academy of Music in London on February 12 in the presence of leading musicians including David Arnold, whose work includes the soundtrack for Quantum of Solace.

Mr Kelly will also receive £500 prize money and take part in a one-to-one masterclass with one of the star judges, who include Michael Price, music editor on Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

He said: "My ultimate aim is to compose for film and computer games. The prize money is great and I am really excited to meet the composers in February."

His former school – James Gillespie's High School – will receive a multi-pack of Sibelius 5 software plus keyboards, speakers and software from M-Audio and Digidesign.

Source: Edinburgh Evening News