Thomas Composes a World Championships Winner

Friday, July 7, 2017

BADMINTONscotland is tuning up for the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 with the announcement of the winning musical composition for the medal ceremonies on finals day of the Championships.

A competition, run within Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, was won by Thomas Brown for his composition Fanfare and Theme which was recorded by a 30-piece orchestra (featured image).

“It was great to have the opportunity to have something recorded by an orchestra such as this,” said Thomas who has just graduated from the Conservatoire.

“I will be there in August and I am very much looking forward to hearing my piece being played on finals day.”

BADMINTONscotland Chief Executive Anne Smillie said: “In staging the World Championships we want to give young people the chance to showcase their skills whether on the badminton court or, indeed, in music.

“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire.”

Prof Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire, added: “Athletes and artists have something in common – absolute passion.

“They are in it for the long haul, in it for the glory of the thing itself, whether it be being one of the best in badminton or the best in violin playing.”

Fanfare and Theme will be heard on finals day at the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 which will be held at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena from 21-27 August.

The event is being hosted by BADMINTONscotland in partnership with Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council and with funding support from EventScotland and The National Lottery through UK Sport.

Listen to Fanfare and Theme.

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