Wigmore Hall invites composers to win one of 12 commissions reflecting on lockdown

Composers from across the globe are invited to apply for the commissions, which will reflect on their experience of the coronavirus lockdown

Wigmore Hall
Published: October 5, 2020 at 4:11 pm

London's Wigmore Hall has launched an international call for composers to apply for 12 commissions of new works. The winning composers will receive a paid commission to write a new work reflecting on their personal experience of the coronavirus lockdown.


This project is for new voices only, so composers are only invited to apply if they haven't previously been commissioned by Wigmore Hall. To apply, composers are asked to complete an application form and submit a score and recording of two previous compositions. Anyone over the age of 18 is invited to apply.

The applications will be judged by a panel chaired by Wigmore Hall director John Gilhooly, who will joined by composers including Freya Waley-Cohen, Errollyn Wallen and Daniel Kidane.


The deadline for applications is Friday 30 October at 12 noon. Click here for more details.


Freya ParrDigital Editor and Staff Writer, BBC Music Magazine

Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.

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