Saturday, June 29, 2013

Calling musical writers under 30!

Are you a musical writer and/or blogger under the age of 30? A new prize is being launched in memory of the late Robert Maycock, formerly editor of Classical Music Magazine and classical music editor of the Independent. Seeking a new voice in music criticism, the prize, which will become a regular biennial event, will offer its winner £1000.

Classical Music Magazine says:
The biennial prize has been set up in memory of the former CM editor Robert Maycock, known for his independent-minded, perceptive responses to music, his encyclopedic knowledge and sheer enthusiasm.
‘Reading him was … like having a dialogue with someone endlessly curious about music, delighted by his latest discoveries and ever eager to share them with others.’ (Keith Potter)
Submit a review of a live event of not more than 300 words, evoking the event, conveying your interest in the music performed and informing a wider audience of its significance. You may also contrast two events within the same word-length.
Selection will be made by: Helen Wallace (BBC Music Magazine), Fiona Maddocks (The Observer), Keith Clarke (Classical Music), and Richard Morrison (The Times).
Young writers wishing to review a Prom concert may be able to get free tickets to an event.  Please email us with your request.
Prize administered by the Paintal Maycock Family, and supported by Classical Music magazine, BBC Music Magazine, and the BBC Proms.
To reflect Robert’s own work, the event should fall under the category of classical, classical contemporary, opera, music theatre, world or folk music.
Deadline: 30 November 2013
Prize winner/s selected by: 28 February 2014
Entries, with details of your age and contact details via email to: