RPS Instrumentalist Prizes - applications NOW OPEN
29 May 2018
The RPS has opened applications for its roster of Instrumentalist Prizes for soloists and ensembles, including a new prize for players of "endangered" classical instruments.
Through two chamber ensemble prizes of £5,000, the RPS is offering funding towards professional development and performance opportunities to emerging chamber groups. These will be awarded alongside two other prizes of £2,500 each for outstanding soloists, including the new RPS Allianz Instrument Prize (established in partnership with Allianz Musical Insurance) awarded to support performance opportunities and career development of an outstanding soloist playing an "endangered" classical instrument. The inaugural prize is being awarded to bassoonists.
Full details of the prizes and on how to apply can be found via the links below.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday 15 August 2018 (deadline extended from 30 July)
RPS EMILY ANDERSON PRIZE - £2,500
A £2,500 prize to a solo violinist of any nationality, based in the UK for 2018/19 season aged 28 or under. Click here for more information
RPS ALLIANZ INSTRUMENT PRIZE - £2,500
A £2,500 prize awarded to support performance opportunities and career development of an outstanding solo instrumentalist, aged 28 or under based in the UK for 2018/19 season, playing an “endangered” classical instrument: bassoon, oboe, French horn, viola, trombone, tuba and double bass. The first prize will be awarded to a bassoonist. Click here for more information
RPS ALBERT AND EUGENIE FROST PRIZE - £5,000
A £5,000 prize open to a UK-based string trio or quartet of violin, viola or cello players, with the maximum age of 28 for an ensemble player. Click here for more information
RPS HENDERSON CHAMBER ENSEMBLE AWARD - £5,000
A £5,000 prize open to any UK-based chamber ensemble with 3 - 10 performers, in any combination of string, wind, brass, keyboard or percussion instruments, with the maximum age of 28 for an ensemble player. Click here for more information
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