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Jerome Hynes Composers Award

The Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Award is an award of €2,500 for the commission of a new work to be premiered at the NCH giving a young composer a platform to showcase their talent.


Deadline for 2024 Award: 5PM, 21 June 2024

Previous Winners

  • Robin Haigh (2023)
  • Anselm McDonnell (2022)
  • 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)

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Entry Requirements

  • Entrants must be 30 years old or younger. 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.