Notes From Scotland 2018
Notes from Scotland is an exciting competition for young composers aged 12-18 years.
Attend an afternoon workshop, where you can gain top composing tips from experts, before submitting a short work for an instrumental trio, quartet or quintet. Competition entries will be shortlisted with the project culminating in world premiere performances of five finalists’ works, where the pieces will be performed and recorded live by RSNO musicians for an audience and panel of judges. The winning composer will receive a pair of Bose SoundLink® headphones and enjoy VIP access to RSNO concerts.
Notes from Scotland 2018 – Workshop
Saturday 2 June 2018, 2pm–5pm
Join us for an afternoon at the RSNO Centre in Glasgow where you can meet other young composers, share ideas and take part in a workshop session led by professional composers and RSNO musicians.
Workshops will include:
- Writing for instruments of the Orchestra. Sessions led by RSNO musicians on the individual challenges of writing for each instrument of the Orchestra, including exploring extended techniques.
- Score writing masterclass
- Writing for experimental instrumentation
- Q&A session
- Sign up for 1-to-1 sessions with composers. Participants are encouraged to bring along any materials that they are currently working on to these sessions.
Sign Up For The Workshop
To sign up for a free place at the workshop afternoon please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age and contact telephone number.
Please note submissions will be accepted from composers unable to attend the workshop day.
Notes from Scotland 2018 – Final
Sunday 1 July 2018, 2pm–3pm
The live final will be held in the New Auditorium at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall where five shortlisted pieces will be performed and recorded by RSNO musicians for an audience and panel of judges.
Notes From Scotland 2017
Sixteen-year-old Alexander Papp was the winner of the 2017 Notes from Scotland. Following the closing date for entries, four works were chosen to be performed by an RSNO ensemble at the RSNO Centre in front of a panel of judges including Scottish composers Jennifer Martin and Oliver Searle. Alexander received an iPad Pro with music software packages included, as well as VIP access to future RSNO concerts. The theme for the competition was taken from Scotland’s outstanding landmarks; Culzean Castle, Ayrshire; Glen Coe, The Highlands; Hill House, Argyll and Bute; Newhailes, Edinburgh, and House of Dun, Angus.