This recital competition is for Conservatoire students of Violin, Viola, Cello or Bass, aged 19 years and over. The recital must include two or three varied pieces taken from Concerto, Sonata, Showpiece or Solo repertoire.
The 2020 Competition will be on a date to be determined at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG.
The festival is grateful to the generous sponsorship of D’Addario Orchestral who awarded the following prizes. We would like to congratulate the three prize-winners, all of whom are students at the Royal Academy of Music.
- Erik Fauss, viola, won the first prize of £500
- Henry Hargreaves, cello, won the second prize of a £100 D’Addario voucher
- Alinka Rowe, viola, won the third prize of a £50 D’Addario voucher
Erik and other prize winners from 2019 competition have been invited to take part in a concert in Rosslyn Hill Chapel, 3 Pilgrim’s Place, Hampstead, London, NW3 1NG at 7:30 on Friday 15th November 2019. This concert will launch the festival’s 2020 centenary season and replaces the former President’s Prize Competition.
This year’s adjudicator, Hilary Sturt, highly commended Lucas Levin, viola, a student at the Royal Academy, and Sofia Kolupov, violin, a student at the Royal College of Music.
Tamaki Sugimoto, First Prize Winner in the 2018 D’Addario String Prize Competition
The video above shows performances from the 2019 D’Addario String Prize Competition together with interviews with the adjudicator, Hilary Sturt, and Markus Lawrenson from D’Addario.
The video below shows performances from the 2018 D’Addario String Prize Competition together with interviews with the adjudicator, Diana Cummings, and Markus Lawrenson.