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


1989
Robert Godman
Edward Newell

No competition was held between 1981 and 1988, but with the help of the Performing Right Society the prize was reinstated in 1989.

1980
Alison Cox
David Haines
Geoffrey Twigg



OUR MEMBERS

José Antonio Abreu, founder of the revolutionary Venezeulan ' El Sistema' which educates the poorest children in musical schools around the country: awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2008.

DID YOU KNOW?

1830: Midsummer Night’s Dream is ‘very beautiful, and encored, but it is awfully, fearfully difficult, so much so that last Saturday morning Mendelssohn was SEVEN hours rehearsing.’