Young Composer Award
The Young Composer Award is an annual competition based award issued by The Clarsach Society.
Information regarding this year’s competition will be posted later in the year with a deadline at the end of November 2016.
Composers aged between 16 & 25 years of age are invited to present an original piece of music lasting no longer than 15, and no less than 10 minutes, suitable for:
a) Solo Clarsach/Non-pedal harp
b) Clarsach/Non-pedal harp and up to 3 other instruments and/or voices
The award is £500 plus a premiere performance at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival.
How to apply
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Alternatively, you can apply by post. Find out more by reading these guidelines. Completed applications should be posted to:
The Clarsach Society,
Studio G43, Out of the Blue Drill Hall,
36 Dalmeny Street,
2016 YOUNG COMPOSER AWARD WINNER
Jessica Burton who won the 2016 Award received the Young Composer Award from Janette Bain, Vice Convener of the Clarsach Society, at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival in April. Jessica’s beautiful, contemporary piece was very inventive, moving deftly between time signatures, using the drums to great effect. It is a piece that harpers can really get their teeth into – challenging and great fun.
The Clarsach Society is most grateful to the Imlay Foundation, whose generous donation is supporting this Award.