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New Year, New Music

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Young Composers’ Competition

Applications are now open for our young composers’ competition, New Year, New Music.

This is a great opportunity for composers studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level in the 17/18 academic year, at a UK university or conservatoire to write a piece of up to 8’ duration for chamber orchestra instrumentation.

Successful applicants will have their composition workshopped by Royal Northern Sinfonia with the advice of a distinguished jury on Wednesday 22 November 2017, and three selected compositions will be performed by RNS to a live audience at Sage Gateshead on the evening of Friday 26th January 2018, conducted by Music Director Lars Vogt, during which a winner will be selected.

First prize: £1500, Runners Up (x2): £1000