Losh-Atkinson Historic Sounds Composition Competition
Norwich Baroque is keen to widen the appreciation of Baroque music by challenging composers to experiment with the sounds and styles of the 17th and early 18th centuries to produce a work with a distinctive 21st century flavour. This is your final chance to enter as after this year the competition will stop.

The Aim, outline and Judging


Composers of any age, nationality or background are invited to compose a new piece for the British early music ensemble, Norwich Baroque (Patron: Michael Chance).

The works will be judged by a panel comprising:

- Dr Simon Heighes – music historian, broadcaster, writer and honorary friend of Norwich Baroque.
- Jim O’Toole – violinist and director of Norwich Baroque.
- Dr Jonathan Girling – composer and musical director
- Tadeusz Kaznowski – conductor, composer and horn player

Following the closing date, a shortlist of no more than 4 works will be selected by the judges. These works will then be performed live before the judging panel, at the annual Friends Reception in Spring 2020, and the winner will be selected.

The winning work will then be premiered by Norwich Baroque on 13th June 2020 at Norwich Central Baptist Church, Norwich.