Alvarez Chamber Orchestra
'Voice your opinion':
9th Annual Composition Competition:
Compose an original vocal work
of any duration and scale,
from a solo sung piece to chamber orchestra* with voices.
First prize - £1000
Mullord Award - £500
Closing Date 15th September 2018
year running, the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra (Á
5 Rensburg Road London E17 7HL
The entry fee is £26 per work. Payments may be made via Paypal by clicking below
If entering the details via paypal independently of this link, please use this email address:
If you prefer, cheques are accepted, payable to The Álvarez Chamber Orchestra.
Alternatively, we accept payment by bank transfer to the ACO account:
The Alvarez Chamber Orchestra
Account NO. 65268120
Sort Code 089299
The judging panel will be confirmed later in the year, but will include some of the following:
Silvina Milstein: Professor of Composition and Analysis,
University of Cambridge and King's College, London
Edwin Roxburgh: Composer and conductor: awarded the Cobbett Medal for Services to Music.
Formerly Professor at the Royal College of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire
Giles Swayne: Composer in Residence, Clare College, Cambridge
Richard Stoker: Formerly Professor at the Royal Academy of Music
Robert Walker: Composer, conductor, writer, broadcaster (including the BBC Promenade concerts)
and formerly lecturer at Mahidol and Silpakorn Universities.
Geoffrey Alvarez: Conductor, The Alvarez Chamber Orchestra
The competition will be administered by ÁCO treasurer Trevor Huntley, Audrey Ellison,
Ellison & Strømsholm International Artists' Management and secretary Phillip Costen.
The main reason for entering the Competition each year is the excellent and detailed feed-back one gets afterwards.
Recently I had a request to perform the Song Cycle I had entered for ‘Going for a Song 2011’. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of trying out (and adopting) the suggestions made by the judging panel.
Song Cycle ‘Seagull’ will be performed by Karen Harries – soprano and the Wymondham Symphony Orchestra on 5th July 2014 – the 30th anniversary concert for the orchestra in Wymondham Abbey Norfolk.
Thank you judging panel – long may the encouragement you are giving composers continue!
Kenneth Ian Hÿtch FTCL
ISM President (2009/10)