Composer of the Year

Composer of the Year 2014

We are delighted to announce the 2014 Orpheus Composer of the Year Competition, for which applications are now open. This competition, now in its second year, aims to provide opportunity and encouragement to exceptional young composers and a springboard for their career. Composers of every nationality between the ages of 18 and 32 are invited to enter, with the chance to win a major London premiere of their work by full orchestra at the prestigious Cadogan Hall, performed by the Orpheus Sinfonia under the baton of Thomas Carroll in the season finale concert on 17th June 2014. The closing date for the competition is 30th May 2014, the piece should be of not more than 10 minutes in duration and for not larger than the stipulated full orchestral instrumentation.

The winner of the 2013 was Tom Kilworth, with his beautiful and evocative piece Noctilucent. Alongside his compositional work, Tom is a conductor of both his own and others contemporary music, whilst also working as an orchestrator and arranger for Film, TV and Videogame music. You can hear Tom's winning work here.

Download the Application Form

 

Composer of the Year 2013

The first Orpheus Composer of the Year Competition was held in January 2013, and we are pleased to announce that the winner was Tom Kilworth, with his beautiful and evocative piece Noctilucent. Alongside his compositional work, Tom is a conductor of both his own and others contemporary music, whilst also working as an orchestrator and arranger for Film, TV and Videogame music. Tom is undertaking a PhD at Surrey under the supervision of Professor Stephen Goss, with completion expected in 2016. The winning piece, Noctilucent, received its premiere at St George's Church, Hanover Square on 24 January 2013. For more information on Tom Kilworth, please visit his website. You can hear Noctilucent by visiting our media page.

competition image