Launched in 2012, the series currently features 18 albums; many have achieved exceptional reviews and awards from media worldwide. This exposure has provided a variety of opportunities for the composers involved, including commissions, performances and residencies.
NMC’s Debut Discs are musical calling cards, crucial for talented composers in the early stages of their careers since they enable promoters, commissioners and audiences to hear their work.
'A happy consequence of Britain and Ireland's thriving music scene is its continuous flow of new talent; a stream, no, a river of exciting new composers who are building major reputations at home and abroad. If they aren’t recorded, we’ll never get to know them properly. Who has the ability and the know-how to produce these essential Debut Discs? It has to be NMC, of course!' - Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music; Debut Discs Ambassador