Alex Papp from Southport

A Southport musician has been chosen as the winner of the Christopher Brooks Composition Prize 2020 in association with The Rushworth Foundation.

Alex Papp, aged 19, will ultimately write a new work that will be premiered by Ensemble 10/10, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s new music group, in October 2021. 

Alex, currently studying at the Royal; Academy of Music and a Composer alumnus of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, will have a unique opportunity to develop his talent and access mentoring from leading artists and music industry professionals.

Alex said: “I am beyond honoured to have been given this opportunity.

“My first experience of orchestral music came as a seven-year-old at the Liverpool Philharmonic and inspired my journey as both a player and composer.

“Through seeing the Liverpool Philharmonic play, my eyes were opened to the amazing experience of live music and I never imagined I’d have the opportunity to hear the Philharmonic perform one of my works.

“To be able to return home and work with them means a lot to me, as well as this I am excited to work with the Learning Team which offers a world of possibilities to the young people of Merseyside.”

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