Submissions are now closed for the 2022 ROSL Composition Award 


ROSL Composition Award 2022

The Royal Over-Seas League is pleased to announce the second ROSL Composition Award 2022, in association with London Sinfonietta and Birdsong. Advanced emerging composers and music creators aged 18-35 are invited to apply for one of six places to workshop a short original work with London Sinfonietta, following which one composer will be selected to win the award, and a £3,000 commission to compose a 12-15 minute chamber work for six players and conductor, to be premiered by London Sinfonietta.

ROSL is committed to unlocking the musical potential of schoolchildren, and as part of this award we will run a series of composition days in secondary schools in partnership with London Sinfonietta. Shortlisted composers will be invited to attend and assist on these days.


Raymond Yiu
Joseph Davies
Yshani Perinparayagam


Eligibility & timeline

The ROSL Composition Award 2022 is open to citizens of the UK and Commonwealth, including former Commonwealth countries, for composers and music creators from the age of 18 up to and including the age of 35 as of 31 December 2022. You must have citizenship at the time of application. Applicants must include a scan of their birth certificate or passport at the time of entry.

We want our Composition Award to reflect the rich cultural diversity of the Commonwealth and warmly welcome applications from all music creators and composers who are passionate about their art form and feel they would benefit from this opportunity. We are particularly interested in working with those from ethnicities and cultural backgrounds currently under-represented in the classical music industry including those from Black, South Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds and those who are deaf, visually impaired or have a disability or long-term health condition.


Deadline for first round applications: Tuesday 21st June 2022 at 5pm.

First round applications assessed, and applicants notified of results by the Mid July 2022.

Six finalists compose 1-2 mins original work/sketch and submit by 28th October 2022.

Workshop day with London Sinfonietta on 26th November 2022. Winner announced shortly after.

Winner to extend short work into 12-15 mins chamber work for premiere for future London Sinfonietta concert.


For more information and to apply click here