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.

Who is it open to?

Solo violinists ofany nationality based in the UK for the 2018/19 season, with a maximum age of 28 at the application deadline.

Click here for a list of winners since 1967.

How can I apply?

Applications for 2018 have now closed but we will be opening applications for 2019 in the early Summer. In the meantime, you are welcome to contact the RPS with any queries about this opportunity, not answered on this web page

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