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.
Leslie East, Chairman of Association of British Choral Directors; Chairman of City Music Society: I support the RPS because it believes in supporting young musicians early in their careers.
DID YOU KNOW?
In early Philharmonic Society concerts, players often rotated within their orchestral section, reflecting the orchestra's wealth of performing talent as well as its democratic ethos: no ‘distinction of rank’.