Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition
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.
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.
Visit our Music Alumni page to view our list of past gold medal winners and finalists.
Our 2019 competition's Gold Medal Final takes place on the 30 May at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre. Visit our 2019 Music Prizewinners page for more information about this year's competition.