She has been chosen as one of the finalists and will perform her songs, 'Sugar Cones', 'The Lonely Mistress' Cookbook - A Three Course Meal', and 'Silence' at the Birmingham Conservatoire on Friday, 31 October 2008.
Steve Cooper, Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, said: “I am delighted for Kirsti and this offers further evidence of the excellent student work we are helping to produce in this area.”
Kirsti, who now lives in Oslo, said: “I am very exited. Being a newly graduated student, this gives me confidence and hope for a future as a singer/songwriter.”
The winner will receive £600, with the person placed second receiving £300. An audience prize of £100 will also be presented. One of the winning works will be performed again in 2009 at A Touch of Basil, a concert organised by the Philip Bates Trust.
Composers aged 16 to 25 years were invited to submit creative and entertaining new works for the competition in any genre.
Picture: Kirsti Kristiansen
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