Christopher Brooks Composition Prize - Liverpool Philharmonic

Deadline: 29 June 2020 17:00

Liverpool Philharmonic : We are delighted to welcome applications for the sixth 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 a wide range of support and guidance from across the music profession.

We are looking for an individual 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 2021, and will take part in a bespoke programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring sessions from composers, performers, conductors and other industry professionals associated with Liverpool Philharmonic.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should:

  • be between 18 and 30 years of age on 1 October 2020
  • currently live, work, or have been born in the North West of England (Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria), or be a current registered student at a North West based Higher Education institution.
  • not be represented by a publisher (self-published composers will be eligible)