What does the prize offer?
Four £3,000 commissions and one £1,000 commission will be awarded.
Three of the winning composers will join the Philharmonia’s Young Composers Academy, in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Society, and will each receive a £3,000 commission to write a piece for members of the Philharmonia to be performed as part of the Music of Today Series. They will also attend regular workshops and seminars throughout the year.
The fourth winner will receive the Susan Bradshaw Composers’ Fund commission (£3,000) to write a chamber work for the Cheltenham Music Festival, plus a workshop and performance of the commissioned piece.The Susan Bradshaw Composers’ Fund was set up in memory of the pianist, teacher and writer after her death in January 2005.
A fifth composer will recieve £1,000 to write the Presteigne Festival Alan Horne Memorial commission for a small chamber work to be premiered in the Presteigne Festival.
Who is it open to?
Composers aged 28 or under who are studying, or have studied at any conservatoire or university in the UK.
What are the entrance requirements?
A portfolio of three compositions and a CD recording of one work must be submitted with a completed entry form. Proof of age and a letter from your place of study are also required.
How can I apply?Download an application form here
Applications must be made on the official form which will be available to download on this page at least six months before the closing date. A fee of £20 is payable. Entrance fee is waived to RPS members.
When is the next closing date?
Tuesday 31 March 2015, 5pm