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The Horniman Musical Composition Competition

The Horniman is launching a competition, inviting young musicians to compose a solo harpsichord piece to celebrate a new permanent display of keyboard instruments in the Music Gallery.

The winning piece will earn a young composer £1,000 in prize money, and will premiere at the launch of a display called 'At Home With Music' in January 2014.  It will be performed on the Horniman’s 1772 Jacob Kirckman harpsichord, which is currently being returned to playing condition in a major restoration project. 

The Horniman Musical Composition Competition invites entries from now until 1 October 2013.  Open to those aged 35 and under, the aim is to inspire young composers to get acquainted with an historic English instrument and the exciting sound it has to offer.

The competition will be adjudicated by harpsichordist Jane Chapman, and composers Alexander Goehr and Rhian Samuel.

For more details, including how to enter, please download the competition's cover page and full terms and conditions.