Tim Williams Composition Award

In 1991 Tim Williams founded Psappha to perform and promote contemporary classical music, commissioning emerging composers and providing the best possible platform for new and unfamiliar music. Over the last three decades countless composers have benefited from the support and encouragement that Tim and Psappha have provided.

To acknowledge the remarkable contribution Tim has made we are announcing the creation of the Tim Williams Award.

Our aim is to annually bestow the Tim Williams Award on an emerging composer – the award will include a paid commission, alongside a package of benefits including support to refine the work ready for performance.

If you enjoy and support Psappha’s commitment to new work then we need your help – by joining our Commissioning Club you will secure this initiative for the long term – a donation of any size will help. Please follow the links below.

Your gift will be gratefully acknowledged at all performances, on our website and in the score

You will be invited to attend rehearsals and workshop events

We will provide regular updates on the development of the new work

You will receive a signed copy of the score

We envisage the Tim Williams Award becoming a much coveted marker of excellence for composers and an accolade that they can carry throughout their careers.