David Nebel, violin - 2021 RPS Emily Anderson Prize winner (c) Peter Adamik Photography

RPS Emily Anderson Prize

A longstanding prize of £2,500 given to an outstanding solo violinist early in their career.

Applications for the 2022 prize are now closed but you can read on for the terms which we have kept here for reference. If you may like this information in a different format, for accessibility reasons, please call us on 020 7287 0019 or use our online contact form by clicking this link, and we will do our best to help.

This prize was established in the 1960s following a gift to the RPS in the Will of Emily Anderson, celebrated editor and translator of the letters of Mozart and Beethoven. Click here for it's list of winners since 1967.

Last year's recipient was David Nebel. Read David's story and find out how we are supporting him.

Who is it open to?

Solo violinists of any nationality based in the UK, with a maximum age of 30 at the application closing date.

We are continually striving to address how we can minimise barriers to the widest possible range of applicants and are proud to have adopted Sound and Music's Fair Access Principles. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented demographics, such as those who are Black, Asian and ethnically diverse, or those who are disabled. If you feel that any part of our offer - or the experience in applying for it - could inhibit any such person from applying, please do let us know (contact details below) and we will be happy to address this.

Key Dates

Applications for the 2022 prize are now closed. Select applicants will be invited to an audition which will take place in central London on Sunday 25 September 2022.

How can I apply?

Applications for the prize are now closed. For information about the 2022 prize and application process, please refer to the guidelines linked below.