Caitlin Buchan. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

COMPOSER Caitlin Buchan was one of eight teen composers selected as a winner in the national 2017-18 Fanfare Competition.
Fanfare was launched this week and her composition, instead of the cue bells, is being played at the Melbourne Arts Centre and the Perth Concert Hall for all of March.
Later in the year it will be played at the Adelaide Festival Centre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Art Gallery Society NSW.
Caitlin’s Egyptian-themed fanfare – titled Cleopatra’s Entrance – took her a month to write.
Along with the other young winners, Caitlin spent months with industry professionals to refine her talent before the Australian Youth Orchestra recorded her music.
The student’s fanfares are being used as the audience cue bell in concert halls across Australia. Caitlin was at Bendigo South East College last year and is now in year 11 at Bendigo Senior Secondary College.