Recipients

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.

2022
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

2021
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 

Specially commended:

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