Past Recipients

The RPS Composers programme was originally known as the 'RPS Composition Prize', instigated back in 1948 for composers graduating from the leading UK music colleges. In recent years, the opportunity has expanded, becoming more of a development programme to meet composers' needs, and its terms of application eased to encourage a broader range of voices. Here follows a record of all its beneficiaries since 1948.

In certain years no award was made. From 1994 former winners were not eligible to enter again.