Supporting Composers

PRS for Music is a passionate supporter of contemporary classical music and delivers a range of free events for composers across the UK. We collaborate with leading composers, ensembles, and organisations to offer seminars, workshops, commissioning opportunities, showcases and concerts celebrating our members’ music, including:

  • Composition workshops in association with the Berkeley Ensemble with mentorship from John Woolrich (2018)

  • International Artist Managers’ Association conference showcase in association with City Music Foundation and The Hermes Experiment, with music by Emily Hall, Freya Waley-Cohen, Kate Whitley and Kemal Yusuf (2018)

  • CoDI CHAMBER composer development initiative in association with Tŷ Cerdd, the Berkeley Ensemble and Presteigne Festival with mentorship from Lynne Plowman (2018/19)

  • Wild Plum Songbook workshops and commissioning opportunity in partnership with Wild Plum Arts and Cheltenham Music Festival with mentorship from Joanna Lee and Errollyn Wallen (2019)

  • Composition and recording workshops in partnership with Riot Ensemble with mentorship from Mira Calix, with six solo commissions released in partnership with Zeitgeist and BBC Radio 3 (2020)

  • Ligeti Quartet online concert with music by Shiva Feshareki, Ben Gaunt, Robin Haigh, Laura Jurd, Anna Meredith and Ayanna Witter-Johnson (2021)

  • Philip Glass: Refractions commission opportunity in association with Dunvagen Music Publishers and Orange Mountain Music with mentorship from Robert Ames (2022)
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