Call For Scores: 2019

We are thrilled to announce our 2019 Call for Scores!

In early 2020, Riot Ensemble will give the World Premiere of a new opera (Rumpelstiltskin) by Laura Bowler. Two chosen composers will be chosen to write new pieces for Riot Ensemble, drawn from a lineup of Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Synthesizers, Violin, Viola, Cello and optional electronics, which will feature as the first half of this performance.

The composers will receive:

  • A £1,000 commission fee plus a £250 stipend to join us in London for the rehearsals and concert.
  • Rehearsals and public premiere of their new work in London, (winter 2020)
  • A professional recording of their piece.

Any composer not currently represented on our 2019 Season is eligible to apply.

What to Submit
Using the form below, please submit:

  • Your name, e-mail address & country of residence
  • Your current Resume/CV
  • PDF files of two recent scores (within the last 5 years).  These pieces may be for any instrumentation – we simply want your best work! (NB: scroll down within the form upload your second score!)
  • Links to Soundcloud or YouTube recordings of these pieces.

Entry Fee
We are charging a small entry fee of £10.  All funds raised from this call for scores will go directly to musicians involved in the concert in which these works will be premiered.  We will receive your e-mail along with your payment so please let us know if your paypal account is not registered to your preferred e-mail address.  Any composer who has attended two or more of our 2018 concerts will have this fee waived.  Simply let us know if this applies to you by sending us an e-mail listing the concerts you attended in 2018. 

All entries – including entrance fee – must be received by 11:59pm GMT on Sunday 31st March.

Entries will firstly be judged against eligibility and the winning composers will then be chosen by members of our Artistic Board.  The winning composers will be announced no later than 1st May with the final pieces due on 9th December. 

If you have any questions, or have trouble using the uploader below, e-mail us with your details and we will get back to you as soon as possible!  Thank you!

Call for Scores