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Watkins and Ayres join Schott

Schott has boldly increased its stable of UK composers, signing both Huw Watkins and Richards Ayres.

A partnership with Huw Watkins has been steadily developing over the past year and has seen new works for the Nash Ensemble, BCMG, the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Proms.

Richard Ayresí impassioned, witty and highly imaginative music first came to prominence with a commission from the CBSO and most recently with his first opera, The Cricket Recovers, premiered by Almeida Opera at the 2005 Aldeburgh Festival.

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