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Christopher Brooks Composition Prize

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14 July 2017

We are delighted to announce the third 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 guidance and support from a wide range of people working in the music profession.

£1,000 will be awarded to the winner of the competition. The prize-winning composer will write a new work for an ensemble from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for performance in Autumn 2018, and will be supported with an individual programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring sessions from composers, performers, conductors and other industry professionals associated with Liverpool Philharmonic.

Previous prize winners have: written new work for Ensemble 10/10 (Liverpool Philharmonic’s new music ensemble) and Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir; met with international composers, artists and conductors; attended orchestra rehearsals and masterclasses; have had hands-on experience of orchestra management, recording production, librarianship and education work; have met with Liverpool Philharmonic’s  contacts across the music industry.

Eligibility Applicants should: • be between 18 and 30 years of age on 1 October 2017 • 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) Closing date: 5pm on 14th July 2017

Further details on how to apply at: http://www.liverpoolphil.com/christopher-brooks-composition-prize

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