RPS Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award - Application Form

Please make sure you have read the guidelines before applying below.

In spending time on your application, we advise you save your answers (particularly for the questions requiring longer answers) in a word document or equivalent on your computer in case of any technical glitch.

Your application will only be submitted once you have completed all obligatory fields in the form and clicked the ‘Submit' button at the end

For Henderson Prize applications, ensembles must have been playing together for at least two years.

Player details

For each person in the group, complete a cell below as follows: Forename Surname - Instrument - Age on closing date - Nationality

For example: Claire Delune - Flute - 22 - French

If you are applying as a brass ensemble of up to 5 players, you can also choose to be considered for the £2,500 RPS Philip Jones Brass Prize without needing to complete a second application form. To be considered for this Prize, as well as the RPS Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award, please tick the following box:

Your contact details

The primary contact details for your ensemble

Mobile preferred - please don't enter with characters or spaces
If other, then please give details:

About your ensemble

Please include any key years - for example: 2nd Prize in Royal Over-Seas League Competition (2018)
If applicable

Your plans

We want the ensure the money we give is of genuine benefit to you, in terms of both developing your musicality and building your profile. Please take time to consider how you might answer the questions below.


Take a look at our guidelines before submitting your footage.

If applicable
Month, Year
If you do not commence playing at the very start (in minutes and seconds)

If applicable
Month, Year
If you do not commence playing at the very start (in minutes and seconds)


A written reference from a professional musician (such as a current or recent teacher, or someone who knows you professionally) who is prepared to endorse your application must be sent by the referee to admin@philharmonicsociety.uk by the application closing date.

The reference must relate to this 2022 Prize, and it is your and your referees' responsibilty that they arrive no later than 11am on Friday 6 May 2022. Your application will only be considered upon receipt of an up to date reference.

Please provide the details of your referee below.


Central to the RPS’ charitable objects is the aim to encourage creativity in music and give recognition to excellence in music and musicians. In doing this, we strive to be inclusive, ensuring we are representing the UK’s diverse society, reflecting the wide range of people who play a valued part in, or have the right to play a part in, the nation’s musical life.

The following questions are not obligatory but, by completing them, you will help us monitor the effectiveness of our Inclusivity Policy.

If you are applying as a group and are completing this section, simply fill answer as yourself.

*The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

Please carefully read through your application and check you have filled in all fields correctly before submitting. When you click submit, a successful submission will take you to a page confirming this and you should also receive a confirmation email (you may need to check your spam folder for this email).

If the application form page refreshes after you click submit, this means you have incorrectly filled in a field. Please take time to go back and make sure you have filled in everything correctly. Common application form errors are:

  • you have other characters such as brackets, spaces or plus signs in the 'Phone Number' field. This should contain numbers only.
  • you have exceeded the character count in a longer question.
  • there is a compulsory check box which you have not ticked.
DECLARATION: By submiting this application, you confirm that you have read the terms of entry and are eligible to apply, that you agree to the terms of the prize and that the information you have submitted is correct to the best of your knowledge.