Past Recipients

The following are the names of those who have won RPS Composition Prizes since the competition started in 1948. In certain years no award was made. From 1994 former winners were not eligible to enter again.

1948 - 1959 / 1960 - 1969 / 1970 - 1979 / 1980 - 1989 / 1990 - 1999 / 2000 - 2009 / 2010 - to date


1979
Keith Gifford

1978
Julie Ainscough
Paul Barker

1977
Paul Keenan
Paul Parkinson

1976
David Gill

1975
Rory Boyle
Donald Hart

1974
David Butler
David Sutton

1973
Lance Baker
Rory Boyle
Paul Hughes
Peter Rudnick
Christopher Williams

1972
Geoffrey Sumner

1971
Peter Lawson

1970
Peter Lawson
Morris Pert

OUR MEMBERS

Paul Hughes, General Manager, BBC Symphony Orchestra: Since 1979 when I won the RPS composition prize this amazing organisation has been part of my life, placing music at the heart of modern life.

DID YOU KNOW?

The RPS is over 200 years old, founded in 1813 ‘to promote the performance, in the most perfect manner possible, of the best and most approved instrumental music'.