RPS Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize

The RPS Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize offers £5,000 towards development of performance opportunities.

Who is it open to?

It is open to violin, viola or cello players, in a trio or quartet (together with the possibility of a piano), to be used to support performance opportunities and career development, particularly in the field of chamber music. The maximum age of an ensemble player is 28 at the application closing date.

Respecting the wishes of the Prize’s founders, the Trustees wish to support the development of chamber music and particularly to encourage string players who are British or have a strong connection with the UK. Optimally there should be some British contingent among the players, and, in any case, musicians must be based in the UK for throughout 2020. If any of the musicians are from outside of the EU, they must have the necessary visas enabling them to perform regularly in the UK (without the need for individual work permits). The aim of the group must be to establish themselves as a performing ensemble and to develop the scope of the ensemble repertoire.

The winner(s) will be asked to submit a proposal to the RPS for approval before the payment is released. (The money cannot be used for instrument purchase.)

Click here for a list of winners since 2013.

How can I apply?

You can apply online via the button below. Please make sure you have carefully read the application guidelines before completing an application form.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Monday 19 August.

Successful applicants will be invited to audition in London on Sunday 27 October 2019.

Albert and Eugenie Frost

The RPS Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize is supported by the music trust set up in memory of businessman and music philanthropist Albert Frost and his wife Eugenie. Frost, who died aged 96 in 2010, was a keen violinist with a passion for chamber music and during his lifetime. In his later years he was a member of the Arts Council and the appeal committee of the Royal Opera House, a deputy chairman of the Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts, chairman of the Robert Mayer Trust for Youth and Music and of the City of London Carl Flesch international violin competition, and was a driving force in establishing the Loan Fund for Musical Instruments to encourage young British string players.

This prize is 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.

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