The Gesualdo Six: Composition Competition

Composers are invited to submit a new work for The Gesualdo Six’s second Composition Competition. The winning works will be premiered by the ensemble at Cadogan Hall on Thursday 7 March 2019 and will be considered for publication by Novello & Co Ltd. A prize fund of £1000 is available.

Six texts have been specially selected for composers to set, including poems by Christina Rossetti and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

The judging panel will include Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Nigel Short, Kate Johnson, Owain Park and members of The Gesualdo Six. In addition, John Rutter will hold an online Q&A session on score presentation before the submission deadline.

This competition is open to all composers, divided into two age categories: 21 years and under, and
22 years and above. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 18 December 2018 at 5pm.
There is no entrance fee.

Full competition details, including submission pack, are available on our website:

18 Dec 2018