Alexander Soares

Pianist Alexander Soares, winner of the Annual Music Competition Gold Medal in 2015, brings you the second movement of the Piano Sonata by Frank Bridge in today's ROSL at Home video. Written in response to the Great War, and shortly after the Spanish Flu pandemic, it feels quite appropriate for these challenging times. 

Ashley Fripp

Pianist Ashley Fripp, winner of ROSL Keyboard Prize at the 2011 Annual Music Competition, plays Chopin's Impromptu No 1 in A flat major, Op 29 from home. Ashley has kindly filmed two videos for your enjoyment, look out for the second in a few days time. We hope to see him back in the clubhouse putting our Steinway Model D through its paces very soon!

Ashley Fripp

Winner of the Keyboard Prize at the 2011 AMC, Ashley Fripp returns with the second movement of Schubert's Sonata in B flat major D960. So different in atmosphere to the piece by Chopin he played for us earlier this week, Ashley explains his reasons for wanting to record the Schubert below: 

Dominic Degavino

Pianist Dominic Degavino, winner of the Keyboard Prize at the 2018 Annual Music Competition and Ensemble Prize at the 2019 Annual Music Competition as part of the Mithras Trio, plays Debussy's Preludes Book 1, No.8 La fille aux cheveux de lin and No.5 Les collines d'Anacapri from home. 

Eleanor Corr

Violinist Eleanor Corr, winner of the ROSL Strings Prize at this year's Annual Music Competition plays Joc from Baladă și joc for Two Violins by Ligeti, quite a feat when in isolation! Watch her perform alongside herself and keep an eye out on the news to see when she will be returning to compete for the Gold Medal at the AMC later in the year. 

Emily Sun and Ashley Fripp

ROSL Artistic Director Geoff Parkin catches up with violinist Emily Sun (ROSL Gold Medal winner 2016) and pianist Ashley Fripp (ROSL Keyboard Prize winner 2011) as they navigate through the lockdown period. Hear each discuss how they are keeping busy, what its like performing online and their experience of music competitions. 

Gwenllian Llyr

Today's ROSL at Home video features another alumni of the Annual Music Competition, harpist Gwenllian Llyr who won the ROSL Len Lickorish Memorial Prize for a String Player at the 2018 edition of compeition. Here, she performs her own composition, Ffantasi ar Calon Lan. 

Helen Sherman

Annual Music Competition alumni Helen Sherman is an Australian mezzo soprano now based in the UK. Listen to her discuss her debut at the Royal Opera House last week, the way she found out about the closure of cultural venues across the UK and her beautiful rendition of A Sprig of Thyme by by Percy Grainger for us. 

Jonathan Radford

Tune in to our latest ROSL at Home video as saxophonist Jonathan Radford, winner of Gold Medal winner at the 2018 Annual Music Competition, performs his own arrangement of Barber's haunting Adagio for Strings for you from isolation, featuring five Jonathans in concert! 

Kieran Rayner and Gamal Khamis

Baritone Kieran Rayner (winner of the Phillip Crawshaw Memorial Prize for an Oustanding Musician from Overseas 2018) and pianist Gamal Khamis (joint winner of the ROSL collaborative piano award 2017 at the Annual Music Competition) perform Wohin from Die schöne Müllerin by Schubert. 

Kris Garfitt

Winner of the Gold Medal at last year's Annual Music Competition, trombonist Kris Garfitt gives us a new perspective on a Eurovision Song Contest winner! Hear him perform Amar Pelos Dois alongside pianist Seri Dan, which won the contest in the hands of Portugese singer-songwriter Salvador Sobral.

Leo Popplewell

Get your morning off to an invigorating start by watching cellist Leo Popplewell, winner of 2019 Ensembles Prize with the Mithras Trio at last year's Annual Music Competition, as he plays the Moto perpetuo e Canto quarto from Benjamin Britten's Cello Suite No. 1 Op. 72. 

Leo Popplewell

Leo Popplewell, winner of the Ensembles prize as part of the Mithras Trio at the 2019 Annual Music Competition, returns with his second video. This time, he takes to the piano as well as the cello, to perform his own composition 'A Boundless Moment', a setting of a poem by Robert Frost, about false hope and nostalgia.

Leo Popplewell

Welcome back to cellist Leo Popplewell, winner of the Ensembles Prize at the 2019 Annual Music Competition alongside the Mithras Trio, who returns for his third and most ambitious ROSL at Home video yet, playing the first movement (Fast) of Steve Reich's Cello Counterpoint. 

Listen: AMC Prizewinners Playlist

Missing attending the Annual Music Competition? Worry not, we're bringing the best of our musical alumni to you! Enjoy this specially-curated Spotify playlist, which features prizewinners from the past decade of the AMC, from 2010 Gold Medal winner Jonathan McGovern baritone, all the way up to last year's winner of the Keyboard Prize Joseph Havlat piano. 

Listen: AMC Through the Years 1950s and 60s

ROSL has been supporting young musicians from around the Commonwealth via its Annual Music Competition for nearly 70 years. To celebrate this incredible history and family of AMC alumni, we will be looking back at some of the stars to come out the competition decade by decade and enjoying their music. Today, listen to the winners from the 1950s and 60s. 

Listen: AMC Through the Years 1970s and 80s

To continue our celebration of nearly 70 years of helping young musicians via ROSL's Annual Music Competition, today you can listen to some of the prizewinners that came through the doors of Over-Seas House during the 1970s and 80s, including Melvyn Tan piano, Susan Chilcott soprano, and many more. 

Listen: AMC Through the Years 90s and 00s

As we continue our journey through nearly 70 years of music making at ROSL's Annual Music Competition, today you can listen to prizewinners from the 1990s and 2000s, including Ben Schoeman, Amy Dickson, Yelian He, Jonathan Lemalu, and many more. As well forging solo careers, many of the recordings also feature collaborations between ROSL alumni.

Mark Walton

With so many children now adjusting to learning from home, for Australia's remote communities this has long been a way of life. Annual Music Competition alum Mark Walton discusses his experience of distance music teaching in Australia and how the technological improvements over the years have made it that bit easier.

Robert Plane

Catch last week's webinar again to hear ROSL Artistic Director Geoff Parkin talk to clarinettist Robert Plane, winner of the 1992 Annual Music Competition Gold Medal. Hear him discuss his career since winning and forthcoming move to become Head of Woodwind at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 

Sian Dicker

Soprano Sian Dicker, winner of ROSL Singers Prize at this year's Annual Music Competition, and pianist Mairi Grewar perform Zueignung by Strauss. Keep an eye on to find out when Sian will be returning to compete in the postponed Gold Medal Final. 

Sirius Chau

Hong Kong flautist Sirius Chau, winner of the first Section Final at this year's Annual Music Competition, took home the ROSL Dyers Company Award for Woodwind in memory of Lady Barbirolli back in February. While at home, he plays Telemann's Fantasie No.3 in B minor for solo flute for you. 

Solem Quartet

In today's ROSL at Home video, The Solem Quartet have come together, socially distanced of course, to perform for members. Winners of the Ensemble Prize at the 2014 Annual Music Competition, the quartet perform Hymn to the Sun from The Golden Cockerel Rimsky-Korsakov/Kreisler arr. Amy Tress. 

The Hermes Experiment

The Hermes Experiment, winners of the ROSL Mixed Ensembles Prize at the 2019 Annual Music Competition, perform their own arrangement of Fantoches from Debussy's Fêtes galantes Book 1 for today's ROSL at Home video, in which each member performs their part remotely.