Keyboard

Students should consult websites and literature produced by the individual funding organisations for complete and up-to-date information & for relevant application forms.

Piano

BRITISH CONTEMPORARY PIANO COMPETITION
The British Contemporary Piano Competition was founded by Philip Mead in 1988 with the express intention of encouraging aspiring professional players to treat the music of today with the same seriousness of purpose which they afford to conventional repertoire, and to enable gifted players to demonstrate their skill at interpreting repertoire of exceptional musical and technical complexity. At the same time, the competition offers cash prizes and a range of career-development opportunities for the winner.
Website: http://www.pianocompetition.org.uk/

CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE PIANO NIKOLAI RUBINSTEIN
The competition is open to all pianists with no age limit.
Website: http://www.conservatoireslave.com/

DUDLEY INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities studying or resident in the British Isles and aged 30 years or under at the Final stage of the Competition.
Website: http://www.dipc.org.uk/

KEYBOARD CHARITABLE TRUST
The Keyboard Trust identifies today’s most promising young keyboard talent and enables them to perform in many of the most important music centres in Europe and the Americas. By giving them access to an expanding circuit of international concert platforms, the Trust helps them to make the vital transition from final education to a fully professional life and to build up an international following. Young keyboard players wishing to apply should have a comprehensive repertoire of sufficient breadth, depth and imagination to be able responsibly to embrace international professional career opportunities. They should not normally be First Prizewinners of the major International Piano Competitions who who have already been awarded multiple international performances.
Email: keyboardtrustapplications@gmail.com  Website: http://www.keyboardtrust.org/

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL PIANOFORTE COMPETITION
‘The Leeds’ is a truly international competition with previous prize winners from twenty-eight countries worldwide to date. It selects its prize winners based on a combination of factors; musical refinement, versatility, sensitivity and passion, as well as commitment and the strength to take on an international concert career. We offer numerous engagements of the highest calibre enabling competitors to make excellent industry contacts and gain exposure onto the world stage.
Contact: Leeds International Piano Competition, C/O University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds  LS2 9JT  Tel.  +44 (0)113 244 6586
Website: http://www.leedspiano.com/

LONDON INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
The competition is currently on hold pending further refurbishment at the Southbank Centre.  Please refer to website for up-to-date information.
Website: www.lipc.org.uk

SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
What is now The Scottish International Piano Competition was originally established in 1986 as a memorial to Frederic Lamond and the First Prize of the Competition carries with it the Frederic Lamond Gold Medal.
Website: http://www.scottishinternationalpianocompetition.com/

WILLIAMS-MORGAN PIANO COMPETITION
A piano competition in two classes for all able pianists who by the date of the competition have not made a commercial recording. If you are under 18 years on the 30 November immediately before the competition, you enter Class ‘A’ or Class ‘B’ for those over 18 years. All will play a set piece of music before adjudicators. Entries are welcome from any country.  First prize in each class is a recording contract.
Contact: RWM Music, PO Box 166, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2FL. Tel: 01923 841645
Email: info@rwmmusic.com  Website: www.rwmmusic.com

WORTHING MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITION
The festival offers a platform for performance, the opportunity to hear the work of others and the chance to receive feedback from a professional adjudicator.A high technical standard combined with the sheer enjoyment of performance characterise the Piano Section. The wide range of classes provides entry routes for musicians of all standards, up to and including young professionals. The climax of the section comes with the Concerto Class, and the possibility for the winner of a professional engagement with a well known symphony orchestra.
Website: http://www.wmaaf.co.uk/

Piano Accompanists/Repetiteurs

GERALD MOORE AWARD
A biennial competition for piano accompanists of the song repertoire. It was founded by Graham Johnson in 1992 in memory of the late great Gerald Moore, an iconic figure in the world of accompanists during the 20th century, and made possible through the generosity of the accompanist’s widow, Mrs Enid Moore.  Open to nominated candidates from the major UK conservatoires plus a small number of independent candidates, selected on the strength of their paper applications. Candidates must be under the age of 29 at the time of the auditions and must be residing or studying full-time in the UK.
Email: info@geraldmooreaward.org.uk  Website: http://www.geraldmooreaward.org.uk/

Organ

MICHAEL JAMES MUSIC TRUST
The Trust makes annual awards to advance education in music, particularly music performed in a Christian setting for the enrichment of worship. Priority is given to young organists and choral scholars. When funds allow, other instrumentalists may be considered. Grants cannot be awarded for the purchase of instruments..
Details: Edward Monds, 4 Blind Lane, Wimborne  BH21 Tel: 01202887681
Email: office@merlins.org.uk

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ORGANISTS
The College has a number of scholarships and awards which have been instituted as a result of the generosity of private individuals.  For details of the awards available please see website.
Contact: The Royal College of Organists, PO Box 7328, New Milton, Hampshire  BH25 9DU  Tel. 05600 767 208
Email: admin@rco.org.uk  Website: https://www.rco.org.uk

ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP
The Royal Hospital Chelsea Organ Scholarship is designed to be a year of training and apprenticeship for young organists (aged 18-27), preferably students in Higher Education.
Contact: William Vann, Organist and Director of Music, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London  SW3 4SR
Email: will.vann@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk  Website: http://www.chelsea-pensioners.co.uk/organ-scholarship

THE ERIC THOMPSON TRUST FOR ORGANISTS
The Eric Thompson Trust was established in memory of Eric Thompson, who dedicated his life and work to music and musicians, and offers three different funding opportunities for Organists. For details please see website.
Website: www.royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk/performers/instrumentalists/organists/eric_thompson_trust_grants

ST. ALBAN’S INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL COMPETITION
Please see website for full details.
Email: administrator@organfestival.com  Website: http://www.organfestival.com/

H.J.C. STEVENS ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP
Provides a scholarship for the purpose of encouraging and developing the musical talents of one gifted student of organ music at St. Bride’s Church, London.
Contact: St. Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8AU  Tel: 0207 427 0133
Email: info@stbrides.com  Website: www.stbrides.com

THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF MUSICIANS
W.T. Best Memorial Scholarship for Organists – Nominated organists aged 18-25, minimum FRCO standard.
Contact: The Musicians Company, 1 Speed Highwalk, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DX  Tel: 020 7496 8980
Email: clerk@wcom.org.uk  Website: http://www.wcom.org.uk/what-we-do/yeoman-awards/

Harpsichord

THE BROADWOOD HORNIMAN HARPSICHORD COMPETITION
Biennial competition  at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill.  The competition was formerly known as the Broadwood Harpsichord Competition and took place at Fenton House.
Website: http://www.dulwichmusicfestival.co.uk/

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