Composition student has achievements and talent recognised
A London College of Music student is the proud winner of the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal Award 2017.
Harry Somers, composer, conductor and pianist, has performed in and around Europe for audiences including the British Aristocracy and Parliament. It's for this reason that he's a worthy winner - with awards given to distinguished musicians and composers in recognition of great musical service.
Harry was born in rural North Yorkshire and commenced his piano studies at a young age. During secondary school, he became involved in school ensembles as either accompanist or conductor. He also played keyboard in the school musicals and composed a score for one of the school plays.
The love of composition manifested itself during his final years at school, and since 2015 he has been studying composition at London College of Music. Harry continues to develop his skills in conducting and has recently gained his Associate Diploma.
Throughout his time at university, he's assisted visiting professional musical directors and has developed his understanding of the art of orchestration. He's currently assisting the work of visiting directors and musical directors in the LCM productions of 'Fiddler on the Roof' and 'Rags'.
He also holds the post of Assistant Musical Director to West London Operatic Society.