The Society of Recorder Players has announced its first Composer’s Competition, adjudicated by composer, Jonathan Dove.
Four unpublished original compositions of between three and six minutes in length written for four recorder players will be shortlisted in two categories:
- 18 or under (on 31 August 2019)
Entry forms will be available from late September 2018 at https://www.srp.org.uk/composers-competition.
Scores and an entry fee of £25 (or £10 for those in full-time education) should be submitted by 12 noon on 15 December 2018. Finalists will be notified by 15 February 2019.
Jeremy Thurlow, composer and Lecturer in Music at the University of Cambridge, will lead the panel of judges in the preliminary round.
Professional recorder quartet, BLOCK4, will prepare, rehearse and perform the works in the final round – adjudicated by Jonathan Dove – at the National Society of Recorder Players Festival at Ushaw College, Durham, on 13 April 2019.
Cash prizes donated by the Cambridge Branch of the Society of Recorder Players are as follows:
- Open: £600
- 18 or under: £250
- Audience prize: £150
Finalists will also receive a recording of BLOCK4’s performance of their work.
About the Society of Recorder Players
Established over 80 years ago, the Society of Recorder Players is one of the largest societies dedicated to promoting recorder music-making.
With over 1,200 members and a network of branches across Great Britain and Ireland offering playing opportunities to all abilities, the Society holds a Festival in a different part of the British Isles each year.
Recorder quartet, BLOCK4, will rehearse and perform the works in the final round of the Society of Recorder Players Composition Competition