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The 6th Peter Rosser Composition Award 2023

Submission to the 6th Peter Rosser Composition award 2023 is open to composers born or domicile in N. Ireland and Republic of Ireland. The competition is open to composers regardless of age. However, the award is aimed at emerging composers. The organisers, therefore, welcome submissions from composers at the start of their careers.


Deadlines for Submission is 4pm Friday 17th November 2023.

3 prizewinning composers will be shortlisted by Friday 1st December 2023 and all shortlisted works will be performed and recorded by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble at a special concert at Queen's University Belfast on Saturday 27th January 2024.


1st Prize £1000

Runners up £250


Kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland, Cormac O’Kane of Red Box Recording Studio, Belfast as well as through generous donations made in Peter’s memory by friends and colleagues.

See full guidelines below for further details on how to submit.

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