The RPS offers the following opportunities to outstanding young chamber groups:
RPS Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize - £5,000
AT A GLANCE: Open to a UK-based string trio or quartet of violin, viola or cello players, with the maximum age of 28 for any of the players. Click here for more information.
RPS Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award - £5,000
AT A GLANCE: Open to any UK-based chamber ensemble with 3 - 10 performers, in any combination of string, wind, brass, keyboard or percussion instruments, with the maximum age of 28 for any of the players. Click here for more information.
Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition
AT A GLANCE: A major new competition, open to brass quintets (2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba) of any nationality offering three prizes of between £5,000 and £10,000. Brass players must be aged 16 – 30 at the time of the competition. Click here for more information.
These 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.
Cathy Graham, Director of Music, British Council: That classical music has a vibrant future is very important to me. Supporting the RPS allows me to play a small part in ensuring this.
DID YOU KNOW?
The early directors and concert conductors were given tickets made of ivory to gain them admission to Philharmonic Society performances.