The National Concert Hall launches Jerome Hynes Young Composer Competition – winner to receive €2500 and a premiere in NCH

Luke Sharkey

Today the NCH has launched their annual Jerome Hynes Young Composer Competition.

The competition is open to submissions from all Irish composers under the age of 30.

A judging panel from the NCH will judge submissions of all potential new work, with the winner to receive a €2,500 cash prize and a premiere of the commissioned work in the prestigious NCH itself.

Simon Tyler, the CEO of the NCH said the following on the competition – “At this time of crisis, supporting young creative talent and the musical voices of the future is all the more important’. The National Concert Hall is delighted to invite applicants to apply to the Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Competition 2020. An important part of the NCH’s remit is to encourage and engage composers in the art of composition and new music whilst also providing a platform for it be performed and heard. We have been encouraged by the standard and level of musical composition over the years and we are delighted to once again be in a position to support the work of young composers with this competition opportunity”.

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Previous winners of the Jerome Hynes competition include Kevin Terry (2019), Christopher Moriarty (2018), Robert Coleman (2017), David Coonan (2016), Eoghan Desmond (2015), Alex Dowling and Amanda Feery (2014), Emma O’Halloran (2013).

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 29th May 2020. For details on how to apply, head on over here.

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