We are pleased to share all the prizewinning entries since the RPS Young Classical Writers Prize began in 2021. We hope you are inspired by these entries and, if you are a young classical music enthusiast, we have also created a set of tips and insights to fuel your own writing, perhaps leading you to apply for the prize yourself.
1st prize: Cara Houghton - Finding Glencree on Ina Boyle's Symphony No. 1 "Glencree"
2nd prize: Luke Horsey - Write the music that pleases youon Poulenc's Cello Sonata
3rd prize: Kai Konishi-Dukes - On being scattered in timeson Josquin's Missa L'homme armé
1st prize: Mark Rogers – That Time of Evening on Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915
2nd prize: Lola Frisby Williams – A Piece for an Alien World on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Clarinet Quintet
Joint 3rd prize: Thomas Gibbs – Sounding Together on Ernest Bloch’s Symphony for Trombone and Orchestra
Anonymous – For William, whenever we may find him on William Corynsh’s Magnificat
Lillian Crawford – Give in to the sweetness of Lili Boulanger’s Les sirènes
Frederick Lloyd – The New Beauty of Hans Abrahamsen’s let me tell you
Christopher Churcher – One Thousand and One Nights on Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade