OPUS is our annual competition to discover and champion unpublished compositional talent. Open to anyone in the UK, ten shortlisted composers will be invited to attend an intensive composition workshop with Britten Sinfonia Principal Players and receive guidance from a professional composer. Of these shortlisted composers, a winner is chosen who receives a professional commission and a world premiere tour of their piece as part of Britten Sinfonia’s award winning At Lunch series, with performances in Cambridge, Norwich and at Wigmore Hall in London.

By supporting OPUS2017 through Musically Gifted you will help enable unpublished composers, often at the very start of their careers, to work with Britten Sinfonia and develop their skills. From as little as £10, your donation would support the OPUS scheme and in return you will receive regular updates on the progress of the competition and your name in the score of the winning commission.