Sir Peter Maxwell Davis Memorial Prize 2018

The 2018 Canterbury Festival Competition is open to entries from all students, at any level of study, in Music programmes at CCCU. Compositions are invited for an ensemble of (or combination from):

Flutes (Piccolo, C flute and Alto): Heledd Francis Wright

Saxophones (Alto and Soprano): Sam Corkin

Viola: Martin Outram

Piano: David Knotts

Pieces of up to 10 minutes’ duration will be considered; shorter works are, of course, acceptable. It is unlikely that electronic elements can be included, but if this is very important to you please speak to Lauren about it.

The deadline for scores is Friday 1st June at 5pm. Please send your full (transposing) score to Lauren Redhead <lauren.redhead@canterbury.ac.uk> by this date and time. A shortlist of pieces will be drawn up for the concert, by a panel including Visiting Professor in Composition Paul Patterson and Professor Matt Wright.

Shortlisted compositions will be played by the professional players at the lunchtime concert in St Greg’s on Monday 29th October. On the day there will be a rehearsal/workshop from 10am-12pm to prepare. Selected composers must be available to attend both the rehearsal and the concert. The prize will be presented at the end of the concert by Rosie Turner, Director of the Canterbury Festival.