Following the success of last year’s award, which was won by flautist Emma Halnan, we are pleased to announce details of the third competition.
Jury Chairman Sir Karl Jenkins will be joined by Phil Noyce, Head of Music and Deputy Managing Editor at Classic FM, music educationalist Carol Barratt, Head of Classics UK at Warner Music Group, Patrick Lemanski, and Chairman of City Music Society, Leslie East, in search of the most talented instrumentalist within the UK, aged between eighteen and twenty-five.
The winner will be awarded a prize of £4,000 and the opportunity to make a recording of a short repertoire piece of the winner’s choosing as well as a short work especially composed by Karl, to be recorded in a London studio and played on Classic FM. The runner-up will receive a cash prize of £1,000.
Submissions will be reviewed by Sir Karl and Lady Carol (Barratt) in conjunction with a consultation panel of internationally renowned soloists: Alison Balsom, Catrin Finch, Emma Johnson, Tasmin Little and Dame Evelyn Glennie. Twelve candidates will be chosen to compete in the first live competition round on Sunday 12th March, leaving six finalists to perform in the final on Sunday 19th March.
Both events will be held at The Arts Club, 40 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NP.
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