Early Music Young Ensemble Competition 2018

Finalists 

We're delighted to announce the ensemble finalists for our inaugural Early Music Young Ensemble Competition. The judges had a tough time narrowing down the entries and in the end have chosen 5 ensembles to proceed. Hear Palisander, Pocket Sinfonia, Ensemble Théodora, Vergissmeinnicht and Duo: Tinka Pypker and Anders Muskens compete for first prize on Friday 9th November. Good luck to them and thanks to all the ensembles who entered for making this such a tough competition. Fantastic to hear so much amazing young talent!

Competition Format

The preliminary round will be conducted via recordings. Five ensembles will be chosen to compete in the final which takes place on Friday 9th November at St Margaret's & All Angels Church in Blackheath as part of the London International Exhibition of Early Music 2018. Each finalist will perform a 30 minute recital in front of the adjudicators and a public audience.
Click Here for Venue Web Site and map

Adjudicators

Dame Emma Kirkby, James Johnstone and Tom Beets

Prizes

  • 1st Prize - £1500 cash and a concert as part of the London International Exhibition of Early Music 2019
  • 2nd Prize - £500 cash