The RPS offers emerging professional and school age composers a range of opportunities and commissions for professional performance.
RPS COMPOSITION PRIZES
AT A GLANCE: Professional commissions of £3,000 or £1,000, plus concert performances and workshops, for emerging composers.
RPS/DUET PRIZE FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS
AT A GLANCE: A £1,500 cash prize and a commission for professional performance to an outstanding young composer aged 18 or under.
RPS WIGMORE HALL APPRENTICE COMPOSER SCHEME
AT A GLANCE: A £2,000 RPS commission, apprentice-composer residency and mentoring opportunity at Wigmore Hall for an emerging composer (minimum age 18).
25TH BIRTHDAY COMMISSIONS FOR CLASSIC FM
AT A GLANCE: A range of six commissions for professional performance and broadcast on Classic FM, for composers born on/after 7 September 1992.
Commissioning new music is part of the RPS New Music Programme. We are extremely grateful to the trusts, corporate sponsors and individual donors who support the programme. Click here to find out more.
Emily Hoile, harpist: studied at the Juilliard School in New York thanks to funding from the RPS Julius Isserlis Scholarship.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Philharmonic Society was founded by professional musicians in 1813 to perform publicly ‘in the most perfect manner possible, the best and most approved music'.