As part of UK-Russia Year of Music, we are happy to support the performance of Living British Music – works commissioned, premiered and championed by British orchestras, choirs and other ensembles over the past 40 years.

We can support your performance by paying all costs relating to music hire and authors' rights and, in the event that the composer is able to attend rehearsals and performance, by contributing to the costs of his or her visit. Performances must take place during the calendar year 2020.

We will also help you to choose the right repertoire for your needs. In collaboration with leading music experts and cultural leaders, we have created a shortlist of approximately 100 works which have received critical acclaim from musicians and audiences alike. Please see a list of the works below the page.

Furthermore, in partnership with the Association of British Orchestras and the Performing Rights Society for Music Foundation, we offer you access to a databank of over 800 works for orchestra.

If you would like to take part in the programme, please complete the application form by 6 December 2019.
Please send the completed form at A title of the email should be ‘Resonate_Application_Your name’


  • One application is for one piece of music only;
  • A number of applications from one organisation is not limited;
  • The selected pieces of music can be presented either as a separate programme or in one programme with other pieces of music. Both classical and contemporary and not specifically British;
  • You should be registered in Russian Federation as a legal body;
  • If your application is successful, we will assist you in concluding the necessary contract with the publishers for the hire of orchestral/vocal material (score and parts) for the performance(s) specified in your application. We will pay for the cost of the hire material, the delivery charges for mailing the material to you and any associated authorial rights as indicated by the publisher in the contract. Please note that it will be your responsibility to pay for the return of the hire material to the publisher after the performance and that all rights are given for the performance(s) specified in your application only.
  • If you apply for the support of the composer’s visit, you should be able to receive a grant from the British Embassy and provide a clear and detailed financial and descriptive reports afterwards;
  • The performance should take place by the end of 2020 calendar year;
  • The performance should be associated with UK-Russia Year of Music.

A list of 100 selected works was compiled by:

Susanna Eastburn, Sound and Music
Deborah Keyser, Tŷ Cerdd
Gill Maxwell and team, Scottish Music Centre
Ciaran Scullion, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
David Butcher, Britten Sinfonia
Philip Chandler, London Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Connolly, BBC Concert Orchestra
Andrew Cornall, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Paul Hughes, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Maddock, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sam Olivier, Southbank Sinfonia
John Summers, Hallé Orchestra
Matthew Swann, City of London Sinfonia
Jason Thornton, Bath Philharmonia
James Williams, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

For more detailed information please contact Lidia Khesed at