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Young Composers Initiative 2023

A remarkable initiative for young composers to cultivate their talent, receive guidance and assistance from industry experts.
Apply before 23 June
An exceptional programme for young Malaysian composers to develop their talent.
The Young Composers Initiative provides an exceptional programme for young Malaysian composers to develop their talent, access mentoring and support from industry professionals and networks, and participate in a bespoke programme of workshops and masterclasses. It is open to any composer/musician under the age of 30 who lives, studies or works in Malaysia.

It provides young composers with an invaluable opportunity to work with experienced composers and peers from around the country. This initiative supports young composers in their early career stages, which are critically important to their development as composers. This initiative is specially designed to help emerging composers from diverse backgrounds, races, and genres.

The Young Composers Initiative is generously supported by ABRSM, the strategic partner of The Rondo Production.
Apply before 23 June

Important Dates


7 to 23 June 2023


July to August 2023


October 2023

Meet the Instructors

Kristina Arakelyan

King’s College, London


University of Hawaii

Requirements & Expectations

  • The application is open to any composer aged below 30 living, studying or working in Malaysia.
  • The application must be accompanied by:

    •  A motivation letter
    •  A professional photo
    •  A 150-word biography
    •  1 to 2 original compositions and/or arrangements (including PDF score and video/audio recordings
    Sufficient equipment support
  • Up to six (6) composers will be selected to take part in this initiative.
  • Four (4) online composition seminars and two (2) online consultations will be scheduled between July and August 2023.
  • Selected composers must submit the complete works by end of September 2023 upon the completion of the programme training period.
  • Among all submitted works by the selected composers, only two (2) will be performed for the public with audio and video recording, and all works will be recorded in audio format. Expected performance and/or recording period is October 2023.
  • Details of the seminars, consultations and compositions will be announced upon the announcement of results. 
All details are correct at time of publishing. We reserve the right to vary without prior notice © Copyright 2023 The Rondo Production (M) Sdn Bhd. All rights reserved.
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