Composition Competition

Composing with quillEntry to our competition competition is now Closed. We received more than 30 entries, thank you! We are very grateful for the considerable time and effort that has gone into preparing them.

All applicants have now been informed by email whether their composition has been shortlisted for a rehearsal and recording in June. Please contact us if  you would value feedback from our Music Director who chaired the competition panel. The five shortlisted works are:

  • Bromleag by Robert Ely
  • Proem by John Senter
  • Europa by Marco Muilwijk
  • Kent Invicta by Philip Steel
  • Bacchanal by James Maunders

The rehearsal and recording sessions will take place on Monday 21st May and Monday 4th June at Bishop Justus School and are open to the public. Details of times and location are on our members page.

The recording made of each of the finalist’s works will be sent to the finalists, but the rights will remain with the Bromley Symphony Orchestra. At the workshop final, our playing members will vote on the shortlisted works, so we will need parts prepared to a high standard, including rehearsal marks and/or bar numbers. The works will be judged on musical merit as well as on practicality of performance. They will all be conducted on the day by our conductor, Adrian Brown.