ROSL Composition Award for 2020, in association with the London Sinfonietta

Deadline: 29 May 2020 17:00

(UK based composers only)

ROSL ARTS has a long history of commissioning and programming contemporary work and is excited to build on this tradition.

We are also committed to unlocking the musical potential of schoolchildren in partnership with the Griffin Schools Trust, and alongside the main award will run a series of Go Compose! days in secondary schools in Bedworth, Milton Keynes and East London.

Free to enter, advanced young professional composers aged 18-35 are invited to apply for one of six places to workshop a short original work with London Sinfonietta, following which one composer will be selected to win the award, and a £3,000 commission to compose a 12-15 minute chamber work for six players and conductor, to be premiered by London Sinfonietta on 7th July 2021 at the Southbank Centre.

The composition award panel for 2020 includes celebrated composers, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gavin Higgins, Errollyn Wallen CBE and Tina Speed, Creative Manager for Wise Music Classical.

ROSL’s Artistic Director Geoff Parkin said “with our renowned annual music competition having such a long history of helping young performers, I am excited to add this new composition award to our stable. The opportunity for composers to work with London Sinfonietta cannot be underestimated and we can’t wait to see what it will bring.”

Submissions are now open. The deadline for first round applications is Friday 29th May 2020 at 5pm.

For full information and to apply visit