Now in its 66th year the ROSL ARTS Annual Music Competition awards around £75,000 in prizes each year to musicians from around the Commonwealth. Previous prizewinners have included Ashley Wass, Simon Lepper, Amy Dickson, Jonathan Lemalu and Emily Sun to name but a few.
The competition offers more than £75,000 in awards with a £10,000 first prize for solo performers and two chamber ensemble awards of £10,000. The winners of the Wind & Percussion, Singers, Strings, and Keyboard solo sections and the accompanist prize receive £5,000 each.
The competition's four solo award winners for Keyboard, Strings, Wind/Brass/Percussion and Singers, go on to compete for the Competition Gold Medal and First Prize. There are also major awards for Ensembles A: strings, strings and piano, or piano duo/duet; Ensembles B: wind, percussion, vocal or mixed ensembles.
But it's not only about the prize money, winners are offered many performance opportunities after the competition at major venues such as Wigmore Hall in London and ROSL ARTS 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.
For the second year in a row the first round of applications can be submitted online through Getacceptd, so you don’t need to be in London to apply. Applications close on Thursday 4 January and more information can be found here.