We are delighted to welcome applications for the sixth 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 Ensemble 10/10 (Liverpool Philharmonic’s contemporary music ensemble) which will be performed in Autumn 2021, 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.
The composer will also receive one year’s complimentary membership of the Ivors Academy(www.ivorsacademy.com), the UK’s leading professional association for music creators including thousands of songwriters and composers across all styles and genres.
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 music education work; and met with Liverpool Philharmonic’s contacts across the music industry.
Applicants should submit:
Applications should be submitted by email to email@example.com . If you have any queries, please contact Head of Learning Zoe Armfield on 07711 357192. Please ensure that all your application documents are sent in one email.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 29 June 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. Liverpool Philharmonic accepts no responsibility for applications not received.
A panel of industry professionals from across the country judges entries to the competition. Last year’s panel included:
Previous participants have said: