Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Competition Open for Applications

Robert Coleman – winner of last year’s competition.

Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Competition Open for Applications

€2,500 prize available for composers under 30 – plus Composer Lab public workshop takes place this Monday.

The National Concert Hall is inviting young composers – aged under 30 on 1 May 2018 – to apply for the Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Competition. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 8 May at 5.30pm.

The award consists of a cash prize of €2,500 and the commissioning of a new work for the NCH’s development orchestra, SinfoNua. The work will be premiered in 2019.

Recent winners of the competition include Robert Coleman (2017), David Coonan (2016) and Eoghan Desmond (2015). The competition is named in memory of the former Chief Executive of Wexford Festival Opera and former Deputy Chair of the Arts Council, Jerome Hynes.

For full details and an application form, visit 


In other news, a free Composer Lab public workshop will take place at the NCH this Monday 9 April at 10am.

Composer Lab is an initiative of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Centre and provides composers with the opportunity to write for symphony orchestra.

The workshop will feature the compositions-in-progress of Anne-Marie O’Farrell and María Minguella. The event will be facilitated by the mentor composer David Fennessy and conductor Gavin Maloney.

To book a ticket, visit

Published on 6 April 2018

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