The 5th Peter Rosser Composition Award - Hard Rain SolistEnsemble

Deadline: 13 March 2020 17:00

The 1st Peter Rosser Composition Award, in 2016, was jointly established by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble and the Peter Rosser Foundation in memory of our esteemed colleague and friend. It is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland, Cormac O’Kane of Red Box Recording Studio, Belfast as well as through generous donations made in Peter’s memory by friends and colleagues.


Submission to the award is open to composers born or domicile in N. Ireland and Republic of Ireland. The competition is open to composers regardless of age. However, the award is aimed at emerging composers. The organisers, therefore, welcome submissions from composers at the start of their careers. HRSE particularly welcomes submissions from women composers.


  • Deadlines for Submission 4pm Friday 13th March 2020
  • 3 prizewinning composers will be shortlisted by Friday 27th March 2020 and the shortlisted composers will be informed by email.
  • All Shortlisted works will be workshopped, performed and recorded by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble at a special event in Red Box Recording Studio, Belfast on Thursday 9th April 2020.


The following awards will be bestowed:

  • 1ST PRIZE £1,000
  • RUNNERS UP £250     

For more info on rules and submission guidelines please see the attached pdfPDF iconprca_2020.pdf