I am really pleased to announce that I am the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's Christopher Brooks Composition Prize winner 2017.
The Christopher Brooks Composition Prize is open to a composer aged 18-30 living, studying or working in the counties of Merseyside, Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, and Greater Manchester. It provides a unique opportunity for a young North West composer to develop his or her talent and access mentoring and guidance from leading artists and music industry professionals associated with Liverpool Philharmonic. It culminates in the composer writing a new work for performance by Ensemble 10/10, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s new music group.
I will be supported with a bespoke programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring sessions from resident and visiting musicians, conductors, composers, performers and other industry professionals associated with Liverpool Philharmonic.
I will also develop my composition and teaching practice through access to Liverpool Philharmonic’s programme for children and young people, including Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company, Youth Orchestra and Choirs, higher education partnerships and the transformative In Harmony Liverpool programme in Everton.
This is made possible through the support of Lancashire Sinfonietta Legacy Fund and The Rushworth Foundation, and the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA).
I am thankful to these organisations and the Liverpool Philharmonic, and I look forward to the year ahead!
More information can be found on the Liverpool Philharmonic website here.