The RPS Duet Prizes for Young Composers and Instrumentalists were founded through Ensemble Philharmonic – an initiative launched by the RPS and Duet Group that offers opportunities to students at secondary schools to experience and explore the classical music profession.
Alongside tickets to concerts, masterclasses, talks and project work, the RPS Prizes are two of the ways in which Ensemble Philharmonic is supporting the next generation of talented musicians.
The inaugural Prize was awarded to composer Freya Ireland in 2016.
What does the prize offer?
The recipient of the prize will receive £1,500 cash and a professional commission for performance in the UK.
Who is it open to?
The Prize is open to composers who are aged 18 and under, studying through a music hub/service or at school (but NOT at a specialist music school) and who are resident in the UK.
How can I apply?
Applications for the Prize will open in Autumn 2017.
N.B. Completed applications are to be submitted by the music hub/service or school and not by the individual applicant.