Henfrey Prize for Composition

Now in its third year, the Henfrey Prize for Composition is for a new piece for solo piano and violin (duration c. 10 minutes), by any student either at an Oxford school or the University of Oxford (undergraduate or postgraduate and whether or not they are studying music). The piece should have been composed within the last three years and should not have been performed in public before. Preparing the instrument is allowed, so long as no damage is done.

The pieces shortlisted from the submissions will be workshopped and discussed by pianist Dominic Saunders and the panel, followed by an informal concert at St Catherine’s College on the afternoon of Tuesday 19 November.

The winner will be awarded £1,000.

Composers are required to send a PDF and three hard copies of the score (if electronics are included please send a sound file), along with a brief programme note and a CV of relevant musical experience. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 15 October 2019 and should be sent to: masters.office@stcatz.ox.ac.uk; Ellen Parkes, Master’s Office Manager, St Catherine’s College, Manor Road, OX1 3UJ.

The panel will consist of the Music Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Professor Laura Tunbridge, composer Emily Howard, and Dr Tony Henfrey. The panel reserve the right not to award a prize. For further information please contact Ellen Parkes at masters.office@stcatz.ox.ac.uk.