The Rushworth Composition Prize, in association with the Rushworth Foundation, provides an exceptional range of opportunities for an early-career composer who writes original music.
The Prize offers composers aged 18+, with no upper age limit, the opportunity to build a long-term collaborative and creative relationship with Liverpool Philharmonic, which supports composers during the commission period and beyond.
What will the winner receive?
£1,000 will be awarded to the winner to write a new work for Ensemble 10:10 (Liverpool Philharmonic’s contemporary music ensemble).
In addition, the winner will take part in a programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring sessions from composers, musicians, conductors and other industry professionals associated with Liverpool Philharmonic.
The composer will also receive one year’s complimentary membership of The Ivors Academy the UK’s leading professional association for music creators including thousands of songwriters and composers across all styles and genres.
Applications for this year are now closed. Check back soon for information about next year's prize.
Sat 30 December 2023 Various Times Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Relive the magic of Harry Potter’s wizarding world as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra perform John Williams’ iconic score alongside a screening of the film.