Liverpool Philharmonic offers a wide range of opportunities for young composers to develop their work, including the Rushworth Composition Prize and the Rushworth Young Composers scheme.
The Rushworth Composition Prize provides a unique opportunity for an early-career composer aged 18+, who writes original music, to develop their talent through a wide range of support and guidance from across the music profession. The prize-winning composer writes a new work for Ensemble 10:10 (Liverpool Philharmonic’s contemporary music ensemble) which will be performed in Autumn 2023. In addition, the winner will take part in a programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring sessions from composers, performers, conductors and other industry professionals associated with Liverpool Philharmonic. The winner will receive further payment for a bespoke programme of activities beyond the sessions related to the Ensemble 10/10 commission, to support their attendance at Liverpool Philharmonic sessions and events.
The Rushworth Young Composers scheme offers young composers and Youth Company members the chance to develop their composing skills by writing music for performance by their peers. The composers, aged 14 to 18, work with mentors to develop their creative and musical voice, write music for players and singers from Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Choir and have the chance to see their music performed in the Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room.