The Delius Society has promoted an annual, conservatoire-based Performance Prize since 2004, which has been highly successful. In addition to this and new for 2012, the 150th anniversary of Delius’s birth, is the launch of an International Composition Prize, open to all composers.
Entrants are invited to offer a composition of 10-20 minutes’ duration, scored for one to five performers, that has the potential to be programmed with works of Delius for broadly similar (i.e. solo, duo or chamber) forces. The composition can be a single piece or a group of pieces.
Entries will be considered by a panel of three judges, consisting of the composers Anthony Payne, Sebastian Forbes and Judith Weir.
As well as receiving a prize of £2,000, the winner may be invited to submit their work for performance at a public event to be scheduled in London during 2012.
The closing date for applications is 1st May 2012.
Details of how to enter can be found on the 2012 page of this website.