We are delighted to announce the fifth year of the Christopher Brooks Composition Prize in association with the Rushworth Foundation. The prize provides a unique opportunity for a young artist/composer who writes original music to develop their talent; and access a wide range of support and guidance from across the music profession.
We are looking for an individual who wants to develop a long-term relationship with Liverpool Philharmonic. All of the previous Prize winners continue to work with us after their year has ended and benefit from continued support, guidance and commission opportunities.
£1,000 will be awarded to the winner of the competition. The prize-winning composer will write a new work for an Ensemble 10/10 (Liverpool Philharmonic’s contemporary music ensemble) which will be performed in Autumn 2020, and will take part in a bespoke programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring sessions from composers, performers, conductors and other industry professionals associated with Liverpool Philharmonic.
As well as the 10/10 commission, previous winners have produced an additional range of new works and commissions for ensembles associated with Liverpool Philharmonic including: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir; a staged oratorio for Liverpool Philharmonic’s Youth and Children’s Choirs; vocal arrangements that have been recorded and released commercially by a Liverpool Philharmonic Artist in Residence; and commissions for a Wilfred Owen Commemoration event.
They have also: met with international composers, artists and conductors; attended orchestra rehearsals and masterclasses; observed orchestra recordings; taken part in panels at events and conferences; had hands-on experience of orchestra management, recording production, librarianship and education work; and met with Liverpool Philharmonic’s contacts across the music industry.
• be between 18 and 30 years of age on 1 October 2020
• live, work, study or have been born in the North West of England (Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria)
• not be represented by a publisher (self-published composers will be eligible)
Applicants should submit:
In your covering letter, you must include the following:
The panel will be:
Applications should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please ensure that all your application documents are sent in one email.
Previous participants have said:
Closing date: Friday 5 July 2019 5pm
Wednesday 27 November 2019 7:30pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
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