The 2015/16 composers, selected by an extremely competitive adjudication process, are Desmond Clarke, Patrick John Jones and Michael Taplin. Their 10-minute new works will each be performed by an ensemble of Philharmonia musicians at a Music of Today concert at the Royal Festival Hall at 6pm on Thursday 23 June 2016, prior to a full Philharmonia Orchestra concert.
In addition to this high-profile performance, the project also allows the composers to be guided through the writing process by Music of Today Artistic Director Unsuk Chin, and benefit from seminars, masterclasses, and a ‘works in progress’ workshop.
The Philharmonia Orchestra Composers' Academy is supported by PRS for Music Foundation:
We are also grateful to the following for their support:
- The Garrick Charitable Trust
- The Leche Trust