Royal Scottish National Orchestra is inviting young composers, aged 12 - 18, to write a two - five minute piece of music for an instrumental trio, quartet or quintet

In partnership with the National Trust for Scotland, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra is inviting young composers, aged 12 - 18, to write a two - five minute piece of music for an instrumental trio, quartet or quintet of their choice inspired by one of five examples of the country's most incredible landmarks.

Culzean Castle, Ayrshire

Glencoe, The Highlands

Hill House, Argyll & Bute

Newhailes, Edinburgh

House of Dun, Angus

Schools workshops will be held at each of the sites. They will be delivered in two parts (1) working with professional Scottish composer Jennifer Martin to find out more about writing music to a theme and (2) a tour of the property by NTS staff to discover the stories each site holds, which will provide the inspiration for the young composers.

Places on each of the workshops are free to those not enrolled in invited schools but must be booked in advance.

This can be done via email: neil.cullen@rsno.org.uk or call 0141 225 3557.

The overall winner will be announced on Saturday 17 June 2017 at the RSNO New Home Auditorium in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during a live final, where all five semifinalists will have their pieces performed and recorded.

17 May 2017