Prizes for outstanding string players

18 Dec 2013

Two prize opportunities for string players, the RPS Emily Anderson Prize and RPS Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize, will be awarded through the 2014 YCAT auditions. 

The RPS Albert & Eugenie Frost Music Trust Prize is a £5,000 prize awarded to violin, viola or cello players, in a trio or quartet, to support performance opportunities, particularly in the field of chamber music. The Trustees have a clear preference for British players, following the wishes of the founders, so for example they would allow one non-British player within a trio or quartet.

The RPS Emily Anderson Prize, supported by the Albert & Eugenie Frost Music Trust, is a £2,500 prize will be awarded to an outstanding young violinist of any nationality, selected through competition.

The prizes will be awarded as part of the 2014 YCAT auditions (application deadline: 4.30pm on 7 February 2014). Fore more information, please follow this link.

In 2013, the prizes were awarded to the Wu Quartet and violinist Ben Baker. Read about the current recipients here


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