This article was published in 2008.
The PRS Foundation have just announced the shortlist for their 'New Music Award', and Shlomo has made the last six from over 130 hopefuls! The winner of this prestigious award will be announced in April, and will receive 50 grand towards their proposed project. Shlomo's plan is to commission a 'Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra' from top composer Anna Meredith, to be performed at the Royal Festival Hall in 2009. This is no novelty piece, it will be a challenge to create a modern classical work recognising the human voicebox as a full-blown musical instrument.