Awards & competitions

Music teacher receives £10,000 cheque from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou

Rachel Shapey, a Secondary school teacher from Stockport, is one of five finalists for this year’s Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs.

Portsmouth Music Hub shortlisted for award for seventh consecutive year

Portsmouth Music Hub has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Print Resource category at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence 2019. The Music Hub has been shortlisted for… Read more

Music Teacher Awards for Excellence finalists announced

The finalists of the 2019 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence have been revealed – with the winners to be announced at a gala dinner and ceremony next March.

Winners of inaugural London International Choral Conducting Competition announced

German conductor, Julia Selina Blank, has won first prize at LICCC 2018, the inaugural edition of the London International Choral Conducting Competition, held at the Royal Academy… Read more

Carmel Smickersgill wins Christopher Brooks Composition Prize

Composer, Carmel Smickersgill, wins £1,000 and a year’s membership of BASCA as part of Liverpool Philharmonic’s Christopher Brooks Composition Prize.

John Gilhooly receives Heidelberger Frühling Music Award

John Gilhooly, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Wigmore Hall and Chairman of the Royal Philharmonic Society, is to receive the 2019 Heidelberger Frühling Music Award.

UK Music Publishers Association invites nominations for Tony Pool Award

The Music Publishers Association (MPA) has announced that nominations are now open for the inaugural Tony Pool Award. The Award recognises and celebrates the achievements of those who have shown… Read more

Drake Music Emergent winners announced

Drake Music, the leading music charity, has announced the winners of the organisation’s three Emergent – A Music Legacy commissions. The award scheme is funded by Help Musicians… Read more

2019 World Choral Conducting Competition announced in Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association has announced a major new competition for choral conductors. The inaugural 2019 World Choral Conducting Competition will take… Read more

Society of Recorder Players announces Composer’s Competition

The Society of Recorder Players has announced its first Composer’s Competition, adjudicated by Jonathan Dove and featuring recorder quartet, BLOCK4.

Eric Lu wins Leeds International Piano Competition

20-year-old American pianist, Eric Lu, has been awarded first place and the Dame Fanny Waterman Gold Medal at the Leeds International Piano Competition 2018.

Shake It Up competition launches for second year

Printed Music Licensing Ltd (PMLL) and the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) have launched the second annual Shake It Up competition for music teachers across the UK.

Music Generation celebrates at Irish Allianz Business to Arts Awards

Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme, in partnership with U2 and The Ireland Funds and with support from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Stavros… Read more

LCCM to offer over £300,000 in music scholarships to students

London College of Creative Media is launching the LCCM Scholarship Competition as part of a series of special open days this August.

I Can Compose Founder reaches Enterprise Vision Awards finals

Rachel Shapey, Founder of Secondary music composition website, I Can Compose, has been announced as a finalist in the Internet Industry Category of the Enterprise Vision Awards.

Leading UK school choir wins Musica Eterna Roma Competition

Wells Cathedral School Choralia has won the Grand Prize at the 9th Musica Eterna Roma International Choir Festival & Competition.  The girls choir, conducted by Christopher Finch,… Read more

€280,000 prize money up for grabs in new Polish competition

The inaugural Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition kicks off in Katowice, Poland, this September with prize money in excess of €280,000.

Winners of Cremona Musica Awards announced

Valery Gergiev, Maxim Vengerov, Alessandro Baricco, Hermann Hauser III and Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival will all receive Cremona Musica Awards at this year’s event.

Leeds International Piano Competition reveals 2018 programme

The Leeds International Piano Competition has revealed its 2018 programme of talks, masterclasses, exhibitions, free family events and concerts.

Rhythmix wins Disability Charity of the Year Award

Rhythmix has won Charity Today’s Disability Charity of the Year Award in recognition of its work with young people with physical and learning disabilities.