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


1999
Jonathan Cole

1998
no prize awarded

1997
Oscar Bettison

1996
Andrew March

1995
Sang-Eun Lee

1994
Paul de Aragon
David Bruce

1993
no prize awarded

1992
Julian Anderson

1991
Shinuh Lee

1990
John Cooney
Paul Newland

OUR MEMBERS

Ricardo Castro: International pianist who established a flourishing youth music programme in Bahià, Brazil. Awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2013.

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.’