Prizes 2020

Prizes

Senior Section

1st Prize: 
USD $20,000
plus a 2-year loan of a golden period Stradivarius violin from the private collection of Jonathan Moulds CBE

2nd Prize: 
USD $15,000

3rd Prize: 

USD $10,000

4th Prize: 

USD $5,000

Chamber Music Award: 
USD $1,500

Composer Award:

USD $1,500

Audience Prize (hall): 

USD $1,500

Audience Online Prize (online): 
USD $1,500

Junior Section

1st Prize:
USD $10,000
plus a 2-year loan of a fine old Italian violin, sponsored by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins London & New York

2nd Prize: 
USD $7,500

3rd Prize:
USD $5,000

4th Prize:

USD $4,000

5th Prize:

USD $3,000

Chamber Music Award
USD $1,000

Composer Award: 
USD $1,000

Audience Prize (hall): 
USD $1,000

Audience Prize (online): 
USD $1,000

Additional prizes

4 prizewinners will be selected to receive a GEWA violin case, awarded by GEWA music GmbH

The EMCY Prize for Exceptional Performance, awarded by the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY)


Prizewinners will be offered concert opportunities and courses including:

• The 2020 Morningside Music Bridge Young Artist Award (a scholarship to attend Morningside Music Bridge, an educational program of the Calgary Philharmonic Society in partnership with the Morningside Music Bridge Foundation) will be given to a competitor aged 18 years or younger.  
• A prizewinner will perform at the Gower Festival in July 2020/2021.
• A prizewinner will perform a concerto with The Doctors’ Orchestra at London’s Cadogan Hall in February/March 2021 in aid of the UK Charity Freedom from Torture.
• One Junior and one Senior prizewinner will be offered a full-scholarship to participate in Astona International, the renowned Summer Music Academy in Switzerland for talented string players and pianists aged 12 to 24, from 11-24 July 2021.
• Four prizewinners will be offered participation in the Kronberg Violin Masterclasses in May/June 2021.
• A prizewinner will perform a coffee concert at Wigmore Hall in June 2021.
• Opportunity for prizewinners to perform at the Atlanta Festival Academy in Atlanta, GA, USA; sponsored by the Lin Yao Ji Music Foundation of China.
• Opportunity for prizewinners to perform at HIMA (Harpa International Music Academy) Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland; sponsored by the Lin Yao Ji Music Foundation of China.
• A prizewinner will perform a concerto with the Richmond Symphony during the 2021/22 season. 

Other opportunities will be added to this list and special prizes may be awarded at the jury’s discretion.

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