Kate Honey, who graduated from the Music Faculty in June 2013, has been awarded the Arthur Bliss Prize for Composition in 2013.
Kate is a very bright and talented composer, who is both sensitive and thinks deeply about what writing music means in its social and political contexts. Her recent works show a keen sense of musical gesture and a rare ability to make highly coherent personal statements. She has a very acute ear, and the ideas and imagination to develop into a very fine composer. This award of the Bliss Prize comes at just the right moment in her career, and it should help to generate awareness of this remarkable emerging talent. Kate is currently living in Cambridge, continuing to compose and participate in Cambridge's musical life in preparation for further study in composition. She is currently working on a PRSF funded commission for violin and piano, to be premiered at a Kettle's Yard new music concert on April 27th.
Listen to some of Kate's work on SoundCloud.