The Janet Altman Composing Competition returns!

The winning compositions will be played as a World Premiere by the Endcliffe Orchestra in their Summer concert of 2019.


There are two categories: 18 years and under; 19 years and over.  In each category the winner and runner up will receive a cash prize – £250 to each winner and £100 to each runner-up.


All enquiries about the event: please email altmancompetition@gmail.com


Janet Altman (1957-2014) was a member of the Endcliffe Orchestra for many years. She played principle flute and was also a member of the organising committee. She worked as a translator and spent some years in Brussels and Rome, and for the last ten years of her life at Leeds University’s Centre for Translation Studies. She died of a brain tumour in 2014. She provided funding for the Endcliffe Orchestra to run a composing competition, and the success of this led to the decision to run the event again, and into the future.