CoDI MENTORS 2019/20 will support six Wales-based composers with an outside-eye on their creative practice. They will be paired with leading figures and organisations from the UK’s contemporary music scene:

Sally Beamish • Bushra El-Turk • Lore LixenbergPsappha • Freya Waley-Cohen • Matthew Whiteside

Each partnership will, over six meetings (in person or via Skype) between February and the end of April, work together on a defined area of the mentee's practice creating an action plan and priorities for future activity. Mentees will receive a payment of £100 to cover expenses.

The closing date for applications is Friday 31st January 2020 and the list of selected composers will be announced on Friday 7th February.

Please email if you have any questions about CoDI Mentors.




I began composing at a very young age, and it was always an instinctive process. I would have liked to study composition but I felt it was more likely that I would earn a stable income from playing, so studied violin and viola at the RNCM. Later I applied to study composition at several institutions in the uk and abroad but was not accepted - partly, I was told, because of my tonal style. 

It turned out that being a player was an excellent way of learning about composing and scoring, and also a great way to attract commissions! 




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