The programme will include a specially commissioned piece by the winner of the Mary Ryan Richmond Concert Society Composition Award, performed by an ensemble drawn from postgraduate fellows of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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The Richmond Concert Society is proud to initiate an annual event which allows subscribers to be involved in the creation of new music.

Students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) will be invited to submit compositions to a reviewing panel. The chosen composer will then be commissioned to write a new piece, especially for the Richmond Concert Society, to be performed by an ensemble of GSMD postgraduate fellows.

The ensemble will perform a short concert after the AGM, in which the new composition will be featured along with established repertoire.

We hope to make this an annual event, making the Richmond Concert Society an integral part of the creation of tomorrow’s music and the discovery of tomorrow’s talent.

This initiative has been made possible by a bequest from Mary Ryan. The winning composer will receive the Mary Ryan Richmond Concert Society Composition Award, bringing with it not only a financial incentive but, perhaps more importantly, a performance before an appreciative and enthusiastic audience.