Brusa Foundation Award

An Award of £5000 will be given for a one movement work of any duration for Symphonic Orchestra.

Maximum size: - - Harp - Piano - Timp. - Perc. - Strings. - The music can be a stand-alone work or a movement from a Symphony which makes sense by itself. The Award has the purpose of encouraging young composers to recreate a new, free and personal symphonic thought with a Tonal Basis.


The selection is open to composers of all nationalities, over the age of 18 and under 30.

Procedure of Entry

There is no entry fee.

Please create an anonymous email address with a PSEUDONYM (e.g. which will be used to send two separate emails, as following:

1. Send the first email to (Subject of email: Brusa Foundation Application - your PSEUDONYM) with the following files:

- audio (sample or live) recordings of the works in MP3 format. The recording of a very long single work may be split in separate MP3 files. No other music must be included. Wave files will not be accepted.

- The full score in PDF format. All scores must be anonymous. Scores with names will not be accepted.

NOTE: We accept files sent with WeTransfer or Google Drive only - by signing in with your anonymous email address - to send large MP3 and PDF files.

2. Send the second email to (Subject of email: Brusa Foundation Application - your PSEUDONYM) with your personal information in PDF (no handwriting):  Full name, personal data, biography, mobile number and email.

Deadline for Entry – 31st May 2024

You will receive an email by the 15th October 2024  from our solicitor Michele Price with the result of the award.


The Jury consists of the Trustees of the Brusa Foundation and the selection process will take place anonymously. The Jury’s decisions cannot be appealed. The Jury has the right to choose not to award anyone if the level required is not achieved.

By agreeing to take part in the competition, all competitors undertake to accept and not contest these decisions. The Jury is not required to provide personal feedback or comments on participating compositions.

Your music may have been performed, recorded or submitted to other competitions but must not have won a prize.

Incomplete applications won't be accepted.