This year’s composition classes are designed to stimulate new composers of all ages offering opportunities to exhibit new works in the presence of a wide audience and win fabulous prizes. Each competition class will provide a platform where musicians can learn about styles and techniques of composition and discover new directions through listening to other competitors.
Public performance, adjudication and prize giving will take place on Thursday 9th May. All participants will be notified in writing with specific information relating to their entry shortly after the closing date. If an occasion arises when a competitor is known to the Adjudicator, an independent, professional musician will be invited to choose the winners.
Information and Rules of Entry
Compositions can be performed live or a CD recording provided on the day of adjudication. All compositions must be presented with a commentary to introduce the piece prior to its performance. Book prizes from The Music Master Publications Ltd will be awarded to the winners of each category, and an overall winner will be chosen to receive the title of ‘North London Festival Best Composer’ and will be presented with a certificate and trophy during the end of festival concert on Saturday 25th May 2019. To be eligible for the composition competitions, pieces must be composed using the fifteen Starting Points for Composition; these are available by clicking on the link in the bottom box on the right-hand side of this page .
The timings below refer to the maximum length of performance including the commentary presentation.
The closing date for composition entries is Friday 19th April 2019.
For further information please also contact the Composition Section Secretary:
Tel: 01296 623 351