Debut Discs
NMC supports gifted early-career composers with its Debut Discs series

Help us support early-career composers

Debut Discs is NMC’s acclaimed showcase series for gifted early-career composers from the British Isles. Giving them the opportunity to release a first full portrait album of their work, Debut Discs has to date supported 17 critically-acclaimed releases since 2012.

We know there is still a large demand for this opportunity from a diverse group of composers at the start of their careers, and to address this we are delighted to be continuing the series. We will release a minimum of 8 further Debut Discs, between 2018 and 2021.

A project on this scale requires a great deal of resources, and NMC needs your help to make this happen. A donation of any size to our Debut Discs appeal will make a huge difference to our work with emerging composers, and allow us to support and nurture their future careers at a critical stage in their professional development.


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To thank you for your support, you will be the first to hear as new composers are announced in the series, and receive updates as releases become available. Donations of £500 or more will also receive a named credit in the booklet of each Debut Discs release.

For further information or to discuss your support in more detail, please contact Alex Wright, Development & Partnerships Manager, by email: or phone 020 7759 1826.

For a short time only, for every £1 you donate to NMC, Arts Council England will donate another £1. This means your donation will enable NMC to do even more for new generations of composers and listeners.


Kate Whitley

Kate Whitley and Christopher Stark at
the I am I say recording session.