Young Composer Award 2017

The Young Composer Award is an annual competition based award issued by The Clarsach Society.








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 37th Edinburgh International Harp Festival in 2018.

The deadline for the 2017 Award has now passed. The winner will be contacted in early February after the judges make a decision.

The winner will be announced at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2018, where the winning piece will be debuted. 

You can read the guildelines here.

Read a report from Rachel Groves, winner of the 2016 Award, here.