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(l-r): Roydon Tse, Bekah Simms, and Adam Scime
Musician’s Corner

The Next Generation of Composers is Here

Three NextGen Composers' pieces have their World Premières in Gimeno + Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”
June 6, 2022

As part of Music Director Gustavo Gimeno’s commitment to supporting and developing Canadian talent, each season he will select early-career composers to be mentored and have a five-minute piece performed during the season. 

Pieces from our 2021/22 NextGen Composers—Bekah Simms, Roydon Tse, and Adam Scime—will have their World Premières during the Gimeno + Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” program June 15–19. Listen to them describe their works here:

Bekah Simms

Roydon Tse

Adam Scime

Bekah Simms hails from St. John's, Newfoundland and is currently Toronto-based. Her music has been widely performed across Canada, in over a dozen American states, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Austria, Lithuania, the UK, and Russia. Read more about Simms here.

Dr. Roydon Tse is an award-winning Canadian-Chinese composer, pianist and educator.  He is passionate about communicating to audiences from all backgrounds and his works for orchestra, chamber, and vocal forces are inspired by the fusion of Eastern and Western elements, the visual arts, and the environment. Read more about Tse here.

As a regular collaborator with Canada’s orchestras, including the Esprit Orchestra, Adam Scime has produced many large orchestral works such as his pieces Rise (2014), Surfacing (2017), and Afterglow (2019). Read more about Scime here.

NextGen Composers is generously supported by the RBC Foundation.


Hear the TSO play NextGen World Premières in Gimeno + Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” June 15-19.