Last year, Whitgift School in Croydon announced the launch of the Whitgift International Music Competition, offering talented young musicians an array of fantastic prizes and opportunities. Open to string musicians in three age groups from 12 to 17 years, the competition requires the young musician to submit a performance video via YouTube. Successful applicants will then perform before a jury between 29th June and 3rd July. The jury will consist of Whitgift’s Director of Music Development, Rosanna Whitfield, and Director of Orchestral Music, Philip Winter; Royal Academy of Music Professor, Remus Azoitei; cellist and former winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year, Guy Johnston; novelist and journalist for the Independent newspaper, Jessica Duchen; and a further member, nominated by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Whitgift International Music Competition offers the winners prizes that will not only further their musical training, but also provide them with valuable performance experience with professional musicians. The Grand Prize is a full scholarship to Whitgift, including full board, fees and instrumental lessons. The winner will also perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the Whitgift Chamber Orchestra. There are also three runner-up prizes, including cash prizes and performance with the Royal Philharmonic.
This fantastic opportunity can change the life of an aspiring young musician, and there is less than a month to go. Applications for the competition close on 1st May 2013.
Visit the Whitgift International Music Competition website here for full details of how to apply, along with prize details.