The composition workshop is the first stage of the Middlesex University Chamber Orchestra Composition Prize. This annual event is a key part of the Firebird Orchestra’s residency at Middlesex University.
The second stage is a performance of the winning piece (chosen by Middlesex staff and Firebird personnel) at the annual Spring showcase concert at St Pancras Church, which is accompanied by London Firebird Orchestra.
For Middlesex University student composers, this represents an invaluable opportunity to hear their pieces workshopped. For the winner there is the added bonus of a public performance by a professional chamber orchestra. This is a rare, perhaps unique, offer for undergraduate students within UK university music departments.