RPS Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award

The RPS Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award is a £5,000 cash prize awarded to an emerging, UK-based, chamber ensemble for developing performance opportunities.

Who is it open to?

The Award is open to chamber ensembles of 3 - 10 performers, in any combination of string, wind, brass, keyboard or percussion instruments. The maximum age of an ensemble player is 28 at the closing date. Ensemble members must either be in advanced professional training or in the early stages of their careers. The ensembles must have performed together for a minimum of 2 years.

Musicians must be based in the UK throughout 2020 and, if from outside of the EU, have the necessary visas to enable 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.

How can I apply?

Applications for 2019 have now closed.

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


The RPS Henderson Award is part of the RPS Young Musicians Programme. We're extremely grateful to the trusts, corporate sponsors and individual donors whose generous support enables us to run this programme.

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