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 deadline.
The Trustees have a clear preference for British players following the wishes of the founders. Musicians must be based in the UK for 2018/19 season 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 this Prize are now closed. Please keep an eye out on our website or subscribe below to our monthly e-bulletin to stay up-to-date with all our opportunities.
Click here for a list of winners since 2013.
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.
Lincoln Abbotts, ABRSM: The RPS is a fantastic, entrepreneurial force with which I am proud to be associated. What clearer ambition can there be than to create a future for music?
DID YOU KNOW?
Bex Burch was able to spend a year in Ghana studying the gyil - an African xylophone - with Thomas Sekgura, a master musician thanks to funding from the RPS Isserlis Scholarship.