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Competitions and Prizes at Trinity Laban celebrate the outstanding creativity and technical excellence of our young musicians.

Students from across the Faculty of Music take part in a number of competitions annually. From large scale internal competitions such as the prestigious Gold Medal to instrument-specific and intercollegiate competitions, students are never short of opportunities to showcase their talent.

Internal Competitions

  • The Gold Medal Competition (All)
  • The Soloists’ Competition (All Instrument and Voice)
  • Daryl Runswick Composition Competition (Composition)
  • The John Longmire Competition (Solo Piano)
  • The Alison Stephens Competition for Plucked and Fretted Instruments (Not including Harp)
  • The Philip Jones Competition (Brass)
  • The John Barbirolli Competition (String quartet)
  • The Vernon Elliot Competition (Bassoon)
  • The John Halford Competition (Piano and Composition)
  • The Harold Clarke Competition (Woodwind)
  • The Historically Informed Performance Competition (All)
  • The Gladys Puttick Improvisation Competition (All)
  • The Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Competition (Voice and Piano)
  • The Leonard Smith & Felicity Young competition (String and Piano)
  • Evelyn Rothwell (Barbirolli) Prize (Solo Oboe)
  • The Wilfred Hambleton Competition (Clarinet)
  • The Lillian Ash French Song Competition
  • The Alfred Kitchin Competition
  • The Vera Kantrovitch Prize (solo strings)
  • The English Song Competition (Voice and Piano)
  • The Vivian joseph Classical Concerto Competition (Bowed Strings)

External Competitions

  • Jaques Samuel Piano Competition
  • The Kathleen Ferrier Awards
  • CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition
  • Camac Competition.