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Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition


Applications for the 2024 Annual Music Competition are now closed, entries for the 2025 competition will open later this year. 


Established in 1952, the ROSL Annual Music Competition offers more than £75,000 in awards with a £15,000 first prize for solo performers and 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, all current and former Commonwealth countries, USA, all EU, EEA countries and Switzerland and at least one member of an ensemble must also be a UK or Commonwealth citizen.

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 and promoters including Brighton, Buxton, RLPO, Lichfield, Lake District Summer Music, Cambridge Summer Music, and North Norfolk. ROSL ARTS award-winning series of chamber music concerts in 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, Antigua and Zimbabwe.

Our outstanding and unparalleled programmes have offer our competition prizewinners, lovingly referred to as our ROSL Alumni, an artistic “home” with experienced mentorship and advice, networking, promotional support and concert opportunities around the world. From those crucial early career stages in a challenging industry to becoming part of our family of creatives who continue to connect with us throughout their careers, ROSL is there for them.

To find out more about our competition prizewinners or ROSL Alumni, click here

For those interested in applying for future competitions, click here 


You can catch up on all of the 71st Annual Music Competition section finals via our YouTube Channel