Bursaries & awards

Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Award

2022 Applications closed

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THE AWARD

THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL WILL GIVE €2,500 PER YEAR TO ONE YOUNG COMPOSER

Applications are now closed for the Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Award 2022, an award of €2,500 for the commission of a new work to be premiered at the NCH. 

This award is for the commission of a new work, which will be premiered at the National Concert Hall, giving the young composer a platform to showcase their talent.

Contact education@nch.ie for further details on all National Concert Hall bursaries and awards.

 

Writing for SinfoNua has been an absolute pleasure. A composer is always spoiled by the variety and scope of sound the orchestra can create and I'm looking forward to hearing my piece performed in the main auditorium, where the scale of an orchestra becomes apparent and magnified.

Robert Coleman, 2017 recipient

entry requirements

CHECK WHAT YOU WILL neED TO APPLY FOR THE competition:

– Entrants must be 30 years old or younger on 10 June 2022. They must be Irish or living in Ireland;
– Entrants must submit the scores of two existing original pieces, at least one of which must be for voice and piano – all names and identifying features must be removed from the scores before applying for the Award;
– Scores must be submitted in pdf format;
– An audio recording of the two submitted pieces is ideal but not essential;
– Judging will be anonymous; the composer’s name must be removed from the scores before submitting, if not the application will be disqualified;
– Previous winners of this competition are not eligible to enter;
– €2,500 will be awarded to the winning composer;
– Only one application per composer will be accepted;
– The judges’ decision is final and is not open to appeal;
– The winning composer will retain the copyright of the commissioned work;
– The submitted compositions must be the work of the original entrant.
All entry material must be received by 5pm on Friday 10 June 2022.  Entries are now closed for the 2022 competition.

previous winners

PREVIOUS Jerome Hynes Composers' winners:

– Timothy Doyle (2020)
– 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)