Tansy won the BBC Young Composer's Competition in 1996 and has written for the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony and Orchestra of the Swan
"I consider myself very fortunate to have studied at Royal Holloway. It was a very inspiring and fruitful time for me. Composition in the department has gone from strength to strength with bright sparks Mark Bowden, Helen Grime, Brian Lock and Ed Bennett on the staff, plus many opportunities for live performance and recording, and, of course, the extraordinary library. It is surely one of the top places in the UK to study composition today."