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Applications for the 2019 competition are now closed, please check this page later in the year for more information on how to apply for the 2020 competition. 

To submit your application visit: getacceptd.com/rosl

FULL DETAILS AND REGULATIONS ON THE GETACCEPTD WEBSITE. General details below:

The competition offers more than £75,000 in awards with a £15,000 first prize for solo performers and two chamber ensemble awards of £10,000. The winners of the Wind & Brass, Singers, Strings, and Keyboard solo sections and the collaborative piano prize receive £5,000 each.

The age limit for all competitors is 30. The solo awards are open to UK and Commonwealth citizens, and at least half, or the majority, of ensemble members must also be UK or Commonwealth citizens.

67th ANNUAL MUSIC COMPETITION 2019

The competition has four solo awards for Keyboard, Strings, Wind/Brass/Percussion and Singers, the winners of which compete for the Competition Gold Medal and First Prize. The solo awards are open to UK and Commonwealth citizens, including former Commonwealth countries, for instrumentalists and singers up to and including the age of 30 as at 30 May 2019

There are also major awards for Ensembles A: strings, strings and piano, or piano duo/duet; Ensembles B: wind, percussion, vocal or mixed ensembles. At least half, or the majority of ensemble members must be UK and Commonwealth citizens up to and including the age of 30 as at 30 May 2019. The remaining ensemble members may be of any nationality.

The ROSL offers many performance opportunities to prizewinners after the competition at major venues such as Wigmore Hall in London and has established relationships with many UK festivals including  Brighton, Kings Lynn, Lake District Summer Music, and North Norfolk. ROSL ARTS award-winning series of chamber music concerts at Over-Seas House Edinburgh is a well established fixture of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In recent years ROSL ARTS has organised concerts and tours for prizewinners in Australia, Canada, Malta, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe.

AWARDS

Gold Medal and First Prize £15,000

ROSL Keyboard Prize £5,000

ROSL Strings Prize £5,000

ROSL Singers Prize £5,000

ROSL WInd and Brass Prize £5,000

Award for Collaborative Pianists £5,000

ROSL String Ensembles Prize £10,000

ROSL Mixed Ensemblse Prize  £10,000

In addition to the section awards listed above, the ROSL has a prize fund of up to £18,000 for awards of not less than £1,000 each for non-UK Commonwealth musicians; for particular instruments or repertoire; and for young musicians of exceptional promise.

Gold Medal Scholarship

Following a generous legacy received in memory of Mani Bhumgara, the Gold Medal winner will also receive a £5,000 scholarship, administered and mentored by ROSL Arts, to be spent flexibly on projects which will help support and build their career.

Roderick Lakin Professional Development Award

Awarded by Margaret Lakin, in memory of ROSL’s beloved former Director of Arts, Roderick Lakin MBE, singers who progress to the semi-final round will be invited to outline how they would use an award of £2,500 towards their professional development. This award will be administered and mentored by ROSL Arts and could be used towards international lessons and coachings, courses, residencies and any other activities which are considered of benefit.

Yorke Trust Double Bass Prize
Generously donated by the Yorke Trust, this £1,000 prize can be awarded to an exceptional double bass player who progresses to the later stages of the competition.

If you would like more information about the ROSL Annual Music Competition, please call 020 7408 0214 x 219 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Take shelter from the rush hour with our 6:30pm concerts in our Princess Alexandra Hall.

The Rush Hour Concert Series promises to bring you a varied programme of excellent music from Beethoven to Gershwin; packaged into an hour, giving you a great excuse to miss the crowds and give you a tune or two to hum all the way home.

 

We're offering a fantastic ticket for our whole season of ROSL Rush Hour concerts.

Your season ticket will permit you entry to all of the concerts listed below for £80. Members and Friends of ROSL Arts, £60.

 

Individual Tickets can be bought for each concert, click the buttons below each date to book.

Tickets cost, £16. ROSL Members and Friends of ROSL Arts, £12. Students, £5.

 

Tuesday 2 April - ROSL Rush Hour: Britten Sinfonia

 

Tuesday 16 April – ROSL Rush Hour: Jonathan Radford - Melody Maker

 

Tuesday 30 April – ROSL Rush Hour: Marmen Quartet with John Myerscough

 

Tuesday 14 May – ROSL Rush Hour: Richard Michael: A History of Jazz Piano

 

Tuesday 25 June – ROSL Rush Hour: Kabantu

 

Tuesday 9 July – ROSL Rush Hour: Pegasus Chamber Choir

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First Prize and Gold Medal Winner
Section Final Winner: Wind, Brass and Percussion

Kris Garfitt trombone

Kris Garfitt

Philip Jones Memorial Prize for an outstanding brass player: Kris Garfitt trombone
Sussex Prize for Woodwind: Emma Halnan flute

 

Voice

Section Final winner: William Thomas bass 

Will Thomas web

 

 

Strings

Section final winner: Roberto Ruisi violin

Len Lickorish Memorial Prize for a String Player of Promise: Juliette Roos violin
Elias Fawcett Award for an Oustanding String Player: Joe Pritchard cello
ROSL Golden Jubilee Trust Prize for a String Player of Promise: Alexander McFarlane viola

 

 

Keyboard 

Section Final winner: Joseph Havlat piano

Kerr Memorial Prize for a Young Pianist of Promise: Luke Jones piano

 

String Ensembles

Section Final winner: The Mithras Piano Trio

Mithras Trio

 

Mixed Ensembles

Section Final winner: The Hermes Experiment

Hermes

 

 

Other Awards  

Lorna Viol Memorial Prize and ROSL Trophy for the most Outstanding Musician from Overseas & Winner of the Tait Memorial Scholarship for an Outstanding Australian/New Zealand MusicianBenson Wilson baritone

Phillip Crawshaw Memorial Prize for an Oustanding Musician from Overseas: Kathy Chow piano

ROSL Award for an Outstanding Australian Musician: Joseph Havlat piano

ROSL Award for Accompanists: Not awarded.

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First Prize and Gold Medal Winner
Section Final Winner: Wind, Brass and Percussion

Jonathan Radford saxaphone

Jonathan Radford web

Philip Jones Memorial Prize for an outstanding brass player: Christopher Hart trumpet
Sussex Prize for Woodwind: Daniel Shao flute
ROSL Award for a Woodwind Player of Promise: Elliot Gresty clarinet

 

 

Voice

Section Final winner: Michael Mofidian bass-baritone

Michael Mofidian

Audrey Strange Memorial Prize for an Oustanding Singer of Promise: Katie Stevenson mezzo-soprano

 

 

Strings

Section final winner: Emmanuel Bach violin

emmanuel bach

Len Lickorish Memorial Prize for a String Player of Promise: Gwenllian Llyr harp

 

 

Keyboard

Section final winner: Florian Mitrea piano

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Kerr Memorial Prize for a Young Pianist of Promise: Ashok Gupta piano

 

 

Ensemble A 

ROSL Award for String/Piano Ensembles: Marmen Quartet

Marmen Quartet 1

 

Ensemble B 

ROSL Award for Mixed Ensembles: A4 Brass Quartet

A4 Brass 4tet

Other Awards  

ROSL Award for Accompanists: Jâms Coleman

Roderick Lakin Professional Development Award for Singers: Jessica Dandy contralto

Lorna Viol Memorial Prize and ROSL Trophy for the most Outstanding Musician from Overseas: Alexander McFarlane viola

Phillip Crawshaw Memorial Prize for an Oustanding Musician from Overseas: Kieran Rayner baritone

Tait Memorial Scholarship for an Outstanding Australian Musician: Jonathan Ferrucci piano

ROSL Award for an Outstanding New Zealand Musician: Bradley Wood piano

 

The 2018 jury were:
Gold Medal final:
Gavin Henderson CBE (Chairman) 
Geoff Parkin
Libby Abrahams
Lucy Parham
James Williams
Sarah Field
John Myerscough
Sandra Parr
Sam Jackson
Sally Burgess



Section finals:
Sarah Francis
Timothy Orpen
Jonathan Williams
Nicky Spence
Wendy Dawn Thompson
Audrey Hyland
Simon Lepper
Sarah-Jane Bradley
Peter Manning
Gijs Kramers
Simon Callaghan
Andrew West
Daniel Tong
Ruth Gibson
Alasdair Beatson
Sarah Burnett
Huw Wiggin
Richard Ireland
Catherine Martin
Caroline Palmer
James Baillieu