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

Firstname Surname (Instrument - Nationality); etc.
For Henderson Prize applications, ensembles must have been playing together for at least two years.
Must be 30 or under by application deadline
Rounded to nearest year
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 you

Please include dates and the names of your major teachers.
2000 characters max
2000 characters max
If applicable


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)


Written references from two musicians of standing (such as your music teachers) who are prepared to endorse your application must be sent by the referee to admin@philharmonicsociety.uk by the application closing date.

These references must relate to this 2020 Prize, and it is your and your referees' responsibilty that they arrive no later than midday on Tuesday 2 February 2021. Your application will only be considered upon receipt of up to date references.

Please provide the details of your referees below.

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.