RPS Emily Anderson Prize

£2,500 prize for an outstanding solo violinist

Please note: given the latest government guidelines announced on Monday 4 January, we have decided to defer live auditions for this Award to the week commencing Monday 12 April.

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

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.

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.