HRSE: The 5th Peter Rosser Composition Award

HRSE: The 5th Peter Rosser Composition Award

Sunday, 20 June 2021, 7.30pm

Join Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble for the last event in our season, the 5th Peter Rosser Composition Award. This concert will feature the premiere performances of the three shortlisted compositions by Anita Mawhinney, Samantha McCoy, and Kevin Terry. Following a short deliberation by the jury, the work awarded First Prize will be announced.

'Cai Susah' (2020), Samantha McCoy (1997), flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello & piano

'Coil Through Grass' (2020), Kevin Terry (1988), flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello & piano

'Dark Measures' (2020), Anita Mawhinney (1974), flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello & piano

The Peter Rosser Composition Award aims to support early-career composers born or based on the island of Ireland. The award was jointly established in 2016 by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble and the Peter Rosser Foundation in memory of our esteemed colleague and friend. The award is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; the PRS Foundation supported by PPL; the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland; Cormac O’Kane, Red Box Recording Studio, Belfast; and through the generous donations made in Peter’s memory by friends and colleagues.


Free, with donations gratefully received.

Our Box Office will close at 6.30 pm on Sunday 20th June so please book your tickets as soon as possible.

Ticket holders will receive a link via email to watch the concert broadcast on Sunday 20th June.

The concert stream will expire 48 hours after the broadcast begins. You can watch the concert at any time during this 48-hour window.


Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner supported by PPL. We are supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and are ensemble in residence at Queen's University Belfast.

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