Liverpool Philharmonic are delighted to welcome applications for the Rushworth Composition Prize in association with the Rushworth Foundation. The prize provides a unique opportunity for an early-career North-West composer aged 18+, who writes original music, to develop their talent through a wide range of support and guidance from across the music profession.
We are looking for an individual at an early stage of their career as a composer 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 2022. In addition, the winner will take part in a programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring sessions from composers, performers, conductors and other industry professionals associated with Liverpool Philharmonic. The winner will receive further payment for a bespoke programme of activities beyond the sessions related to the Ensemble 10/10 commission, to support their attendance at Liverpool Philharmonic sessions and events.
For further details and to apply, please visit our website: https://www.liverpoolphil.com/take-part/rushworth-composition-prize/