The RPS Emily Anderson Prize offers a £2,500 prize to young violinists to be awarded by competition. The Prize was established under the will of Emily Anderson, editor and translator of the letters of Mozart and Beethoven.
Who is it open to?
Violinists of any nationality.
How can I apply?
The prize is awarded by the RPS through the annual Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT*) audition process. All eligible applicants will be considered for the prize.
The deadline for applications for this award has now passed. Information pertaining to next year's award will be available here from Autumn 2017.
*YCAT promotes, nurtures and supports outstanding young soloists and chamber musicians at the beginning of their professional careers, as a stepping stone towards commercial representation. New YCAT artists are selected via their annual audition process.
Click here for a list of winners since 1967
RPS String Prizes are part of the RPS Young Musicians Programme. We are extremely grateful to the trusts, corporate sponsors and individual donors who support the programme. Click here to find out more.
Joseph Straker, double bassist studying at the Guildhall School: likes classical, jazz and salsa and the RPS Sir John Barbirolli Foundation which helped buy his new bass.
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