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

RPS Emily Anderson Prize

£2,500 prize for an outstanding solo violinist

This Prize for violinists was established under the will of Emily Anderson, editor and translator of the letters of Mozart and Beethoven.

In June 2021, we announced the latest recipient of the Prize, David Nebel. Read David's story and find out how we are supporting him.

Read on for the terms of the 2021 Prize which we have kept here for reference. The terms will be updated when we open applications anew in February 2022.

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.

Click here for a list of winners since 1967.

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 open in the week commencing 7 February and close on Friday 6 May. If your initial application is successful, we will ask you to an audition which will take place in mid/late September 2022.

How can I apply?

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