Young Composers

Stone Soup Magazine
January 2018

Rik Bhattacharyya, who is twelve, in 2017 wrote this piano piece in response to some of the turmoil taking place in the world today. This is his thinking...

This lovely song by Kathleen Werth, 8, is beautiful musical moment. There are big formal pieces of music but there are also in all of our lives the songs we...

Frederick Ouseley (1825-1889) was a British musician and composer. He specialized in church music. He started writing music when he was three — his sister...

This lovely piano piece is written by Julius Ugo, age 10. Julius lives in Toronto, Canada. This is what he says about the piece, “My video is about waking up on...

Joey Alexander (born Josiah Alexander Sila; June 25, 2003) is one of the world’s most recognized child composer/musicians. Born in Bali, Indonesia, he began...

Most of these contests are open to children from primary and middle school — the primary age range of Stone Soup’s readers. As most of these contests also post...

“Lillian” composed by Benjamin Britten in 1929 at age 16. One of the most extraordinary things about the world we live in today is that is possible for people...

Composer Alma Deutscher, born 2005 Inspiring! This young composer creates a piece of music based on three notes pulled form a hat . Use this idea — words rather...

British Composer, Alma Deutscher (born 2005) is one of the many young composers who are invariably compared by TV interviewers  with Mozart, the composer who...

Brandon Thibodeau is a young American composer. This award winning Tango titled, A Collaborative Conversation, was composed by Brandon Thibodeau in 2014 when...