English Schools Orchestra Composing Competition 2015

October 5, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Following the highly succesful inaugural Competition and Finalists’ Concert last year, the English Schools’ Orchestra is once again proud to support a nationwide competition to find the brightest young creative musical talent of the 21st century.

In association with PRS for Music, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and the Peter Ustinov Foundation, we are jointly launching a composing competition for young people. We invite young composers between the ages of 14 and 25 to submit an original composition of their own creation.

The winning composition will be performed in London, in April 2016, in front of an invited audience by the English Young Artists’ Sinfonia, a professional chamber orchestra consisting of former members of the English Schools’ Orchestra. A cash prize of £250 will also be made to the winning entry.

We are passionately committed to helping young musicians to develop their creative and performing talents and this competition provides an exciting venture in fulfilling this aim.

For details of last year’s Competition, Finalists’ Concert and to hear a recording of one of the finalist’s compositions see the 2014 Competition page.

Please see our full terms and conditions before applying.