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, with time limit of 20 minutes.
The 2020 Competition will be on Tuesday 24th March at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG.
The closing date for the D’Addario String Prize Competition is Friday 7th February.
The festival is grateful to the generous sponsorship of D’Addario Orchestral who will award a £500 cash prize to the winner, a £100 voucher * to the second prize winner and a £50 voucher * to the third prize winner.
* The vouchers awarded are to be used to buy D’Addario products at special festival prices. Winners will be given these prices with their prize vouchers.
For every day of competitions for which an accompanist is required, we appoint an official accompanist. Competitors do not have to use this accompanist, but if they wish to do so, they should tick the relevant box on the entry form.
If you request to use an official accompanist, the section head will send you that person’s contact details and the fees that you would need to pay together with the information about the day of the competition. The same fees are are payable for all the festival accompanists. As we need to appoint an official accompanist for about 30 days of competitions, different people will be appointed for different days.
To see videos from 2018 and 2019 competitions, click the ‘read more’ link below.Read more
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.