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

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?

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, commissioned by the Society in 1825, is still the most requested work on the BBC's Desert Island Discs.